The Marsalis Family, including trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, has been named a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. We're proud to announce that Delfeayo Marsalis will be a LJC Guest Artist on Saturday, July 24th. He'll give a master class in the afternoon and a performance and conversation with the audience, "Jazz is Cool" at 7:30pm that evening.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the recipients of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award
-- the nation's highest honor in this distinctly American music. For the first time in the program's 29-year history, in addition to four individual awards, the NEA will present a group award to the Marsalis family, New Orleans' venerable first family of jazz. The Marsalis family includes patriarch Ellis, a pianist and educator, and his four sons: trombonist Delfeayo, trumpeter Wynton, saxophonist Branford, and percussionist Jason.
The other 2011 Jazz Masters are flutist Hubert Laws, saxophonist David Liebman (a past Litchfield Jazz Camp Guest Artist), composer and arranger Johnny Mandel, and record producer and author Orrin Keepnews. All of the 2011 recipients will be publicly honored at the annual awards ceremony and concert on January 11, 2011 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and receive a $25,000 fellowship award.
For more information about Delfeayo Marsalis visit his Guest Artist Profile Page Here. The July 24th Master Class and entrance that evening's salon performance, "Jazz is Cool with NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis," are included in jazz camp tuition. Tickets to the Salon for the general public are $10. Click here and scroll down to purchase tickets in advance.