CORAL GABLES — Jason Marsalis, the younger member of one of America’s legendary music families, comes to South Florida on July 30 as part of the Community Arts Program summer concert series in Coral Gables.
Jason Marsalis, his older siblings—Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo—and jazz pianist father, Ellis, are New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz. Jason is well known for his prodigious drumming. However, with the release of 2013’s In a World of Mallets, listeners now recognize Jason for his unique sound on the vibraphones.
He and the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet appear 8 p.m. at Coral Gables Congregational Church. CAP officials say concertgoers can expect an absolutely mesmerizing evening with Jason Marsalis (vibes), Will Goble (bass), David Potter (drums), and Austin Johnson (piano).
The New York Times calls Marsalis “…an excellent musician trying out something risky without embarrassment.” Tickets are based on availability. Patron seating is $50 advance; $55 at the door (based on availability). Patron ticket includes opening night gala, reserved general seating within rows 1 through 9, and catered pre-concert reception: complimentary wine and beverage service with fine Coral Gables’ restaurant food tastings. General tickets are $30 advance, $35 at the door.
Order tickets by calling (305) 448-7421, ext. 153. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.
Free and convenient parking is available.
Also, Marsalis will give a Young Musicians’ Summer Master class (for all ages) at 10 a.m. to noon Friday.
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 3010 De Soto Blvd., directly across from the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.