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Friday, April 24, 2009

Delfeayo Marsalis Live At The Pearson Lakes Art Center

Press release from the Pearson Art Center at the Iowa Great Lakes

To Broaden Horizons Through the Arts

PRESS RELEASE- For immediate release- pictures on request

What: An Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis

When: Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:30PM

Where: Pearson Lakes Art Center

Cost: members - $20, non-members - $24, students - $12

The Pearson Lakes Art Center presents An Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis

[Okoboji, IA] – The Pearson Lakes Art Center is privileged to bring Delfeayo Marsalis to the Iowa Great Lakes for one night only: May 14, 2009. We suggest you join us for Dinner is Served prior to the performance. Dinner is Served is a new option with select PLAC performances in which we host a catered meal prior to the performance. This meal will be catered by Minervas Restaurant and begins at 6pm. At 6:45 we will host our Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion of the genre and band, with the performance to follow at 7:30pm in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. This will be an evening of fine food and music.

Delfeayo Marsalis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 28, 1965. He began studying trombone at age 13, and attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school. He was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute. In 1983, Delfeayo performed Gordon Jacob’s Trombone Concerto with the New Orleans Philharmonic and received the Outstanding Performance Award from the Jefferson Performing Arts Society for his presentation of Marcello’s Sonata #6.

Delfeayo attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in both performance and audio production. He has since produced over 75 major-label recordings-several of which have received Grammy awards and nominations-including works by: Harry Connick, Jr., Marcus Roberts, Spike Lee, Ellis, Branford and Wynton Marsalis. His production skills earned a 3M Visionary Award in 1996 and a cover article for the industry source, Mix magazine in 1997.

As a trombonist, Delfeayo has toured internationally with legendary jazz artists Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach, as well as touring with his own modern jazz ensemble. During a tour with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, he was filmed as part of the Ken Burns documentary,” Jazz.” A mainstay on the New Orleans modern jazz scene, he has released three solo albums to critical acclaim, Pontius Pilate’s Decision in 1992, Musashi in 1997, and Minions Dominion in September 2006. Along with late trombone master J.J. Johnson, several music reviewers have labeled Mr. Marsalis as one of the freshest modern voices on the instrument to arrive in the 90’s.

If you enjoy Jazz music you will LOVE this evening of music. The name says it all! Marsalis! Call the Pearson Lakes Art Center at 712-332-7013 or go to for tickets and information. Tickets are $20 for members, $24 for non-members and $12 for students. Dinner is an additional $18.95 and reservations are required by May 12th at 4pm.

Sponsored by the Goodenow Foundation

Thanks to our Gold Corporate Partners: Bank Midwest; Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones; Liberty Bank; & Wells Blue Bunny and Silver Corporate Partners: United Community Bank; Spirit Lake Hy-Vee; Midwest Coca-Cola; Northwest Federal Savings Bank; The Inn at Okoboji; the Bud Pearson Fund for Art Education; Tom Fuhrman’s Edward Jones Investments; Kum & Go; Piccadilly Circus Pizza/LandMark Products, & Gene Krueger Construction

For questions please call Andrea at 712-332-7013 x 107 or

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