[JPL] Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 2006-07 Jazz Series
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Thu Apr 27 23:06:02 EDT 2006
DSO Jazz Series to host 2 Marsalises
BY MARK STRYKER
FREE PRESS MUSIC WRITER
April 27, 2006
Wynton and Delfeayo won't be performing, but Branford and papa Ellis will
be making their way to Detroit. No word yet about Jason.
Announced today, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 2006-07 Jazz Series will
have a Marsalis family complexion with two members of the famous family of
jazz musicians opening and closing the eight-concert series. In October,
pianist Ellis Marsalis, sire of the clan, will lead a "Tribute to New
Orleans," the Marsalis' hometown and, of course, the hurricane-damaged city
that gave birth to jazz.
In May, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the eldest sibling at 45, will
appear with his quartet. Branford, who will hold the orchestra's Fred A.
and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair next season, will also
appear with the DSO on its Classical Series and conduct master classes and
workshops for area students.
For the record, Ellis' other sons include trumpeter Wynton, trombonist
Delfeayo and drummer Jason. The latter often appears with his father, but
DSO officials aren't sure yet if he'll be on this gig.
For many aficionados the most eye-popping group on the schedule will be
guitarist Pat Metheny and the Brad Mehldau Trio. In the right setting,
Metheny can be one of the most satisfying improvisers in jazz, and he's an
ideal match for Mehldau, whose trio specializes in telepathic interaction
and flights of brooding ecstasy.
Other performers include Jane Monheit, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Ramsey
Lewis and David Sanborn.
The DSO also announced its Pops Series, which includes tributes to Motown,
Ray Charles and Henry Mancini, as well as the Broadway satire "Forbidden
Contact MARK STRYKER at 313-222-6459 or
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