Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet: The Last Southern Gentlemen’s Tour
Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis leads an adroit quartet made up of Sullivan Fortner on piano, Glen Fisher on bass and the great Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums.
Built on the intimacy of American ballads and the trombone's expressive mimicry of the human voice,The Last Southern Gentlemen is a firm acknowledgement of the existence and importance of these sweet, gentle sounds.
Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor...” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “...one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation's highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.