This year's featured artists:
Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, James Tormé
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 nationʼs
highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. As a bandleader, Marsalis has earned wide acclaim for his first three albums as a
leader: Pontius Pilateʼs Decision (1992), Musashi (1997) and Minions Dominion
(2006). His January 2011 release Sweet Thunder, his most ambitious project yet,
is a modern interpretation of the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn suite Such Sweet
According to Jazz FM, "If you get a chance to see James Tormé you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket".
Son of one of the all-time great Jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and three time Grammy Award winner Mel
Tormé. James grew up spending time with a myriad of Jazz Legends such as Ell Fitzgerald, George Shearing,
Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee and Duke Ellington. James’ smooth singing style draws from the “old school," but has
a very modern versatility and interpretation of his own where his clean-toned vibrato, Jazz sensibilities and
charismatic stage presence are fast making this multi-award winning singer one of the most talked about artists
of his generation. “… an extraordinary singer with immense resources… his phrasing ...audacious and
brilliant,” raves London Jazz News.
||Single Evening Pass: $30
Two Day Pass: $50
During the festival weekend, tickets and souvenirs will be available at Market Hall (corner of Market and Second Streets) Friday 2:00 pm-6:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-6:30 pm. Call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for more information.