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SFJAZZ presents the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet – showcasing the talents of yet another talented member of the extraordinarily gifted Marsalis family.

There’s an argument to be made that Jason Marsalis is the most interesting musician in his illustrious jazz clan.

Jason Marsalis, the youngest of the illustrious New Orleans clan of musicians….defied long odds by racking up a singular set of accomplishments unequaled by his father….and his older brothers,

It’s one thing to stand at the crossroads of musical tradition and modern sound. It’s quite another to stand at this crossroads as the youngest member of the Marsalis dynasty.

We were pleased to host the newly-minted Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet in the KPLU Performance Studio. The band played three original compositions

“Jason represents what you want to see when you mentor somebody….In other words, at this point, he’s teaching me about drums.”

A river of New Orleans jazz music runs deeply through the Marsalis family.

Marsalis is at the top of his game on his new album, The 21st Century Trad Band, as a vibraphonist and composer.

There’s a spine of traditionalism here, to be sure, but Mr. Marsalis, leading with flair, keeps its gaze pointed forward.

Somewhere out there, Jelly Roll Morton is smiling