What a treat last night for a beginning trombone player and his father. We were able to see one of the world’s finest jazz trombonists, Delfeayo Marsalis. The band was crazy good!
The they played at one of my favorite places, the Maintenance Shop in Ames,Iowa. The “sidemen” were all top performers as well. On trumpet was Sean Jones, who was featured on a grammy-winning jazz album, is the lead trumpet for the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra, and has his own group. The drummer, Winard Harper was one of the finest drummers I’ve ever seen and the pianist Richard Johnson also played with the Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. What a household it must be to have Wynton, Branford, and Delfeaoyo!
After the performance, Delfeayo had spotted Martin in the audience and made a point to stop by to chat with him and give him some pointers and pose for a picture. He also picked up a couple of autographed CDs.