Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra added to Alys Stephens Center season

The Uptown Jazz Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from New Orleans-street band songs, swing, bebop and the blues to modern and contemporary jazz. They will perform with Marsalis on Oct. 14.

A female health care worker wearing a face mask is vaccinating a black female student wearing a face mask against COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) by a health care worker at Bartow Arena, May 18, 2021.Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra will perform live Thursday, Oct. 14, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

General admission tickets are $39 and are on sale now. For tickets or for more information, call 205-975-2787 or visit AlysStephens.org.

A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and Grammy Award-winning producer, Marsalis is an acclaimed trombonist and composer who has also dedicated his prolific career to music theater and education. Along with the Marsalis family of musicians, including his father, Ellis, the artist was destined to a life in music.

Marsalis has gained a reputation for presenting first-class shows that seamlessly combine a high level of musicianship and entertainment. In 2008, he formed the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble that focuses on maintaining important jazz traditions such as riff playing, New Orleans polyphony and spontaneous arrangements. The Uptown Jazz Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from New Orleans-street band songs, swing, bebop and the blues to modern and contemporary jazz. Together they deliver the true essence of jazz with edge, sophistication and good old-fashioned fun.

The Alys Stephens Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary season beginning this fall. The full season of performances and events will be announced in August. Performers Robert Cray, Pat Metheny, Sierra Hull and Chris Thile have already been announced for the season. Alys Stephens Center members are given first priority for concert and artist announcements and tickets. For more information or to become a member, click here

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, part of UAB Visual and Performing Arts and one of the Southeast’s premier performing arts centers, presents and produces the world’s best artists in music, dance, theater, comedy, film and family entertainment.