Sweet Thunder, a theatrical jazz production, unites the worlds of jazz and live theater as it honors the great Duke Ellington and William Shakespeare. Enjoy the best of both worlds displayed by the dynamic Delfeayo Marsalis Octet, actor Kenneth Brown, Jr. of HBO’s hit series Treme and internationally renowned jazz drummer, Winard Harper this Saturday February 12th at the Southern Theatre. Watch this unique production come to life through a lively full stage set, clever props, costuming and extraordinary music.
Taking you on a journey from Harlem to London and back, this show is captivating from start to finish. Experience Ellington and Shakespeare as never before. Great drama, great jazz…SWEET THUNDER!
Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shakespeare
21 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215-5115
More about Delfeayo Marsalis:
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 nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.
Marsalis has also been long involved in work as an educator. In 2004, he earned an MA in jazz performance at the University of Louisville and was conferred a doctorate by New England College in 2009. He lectured in schools in 1995 on behalf of the Dallas Opera and the Bravo cable network. Marsalis served as director of the Foundation for Artistic and Musical Excellence summer program in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (1998-2002), founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 2000, and implemented its Kidstown After School in three New Orleans grammar schools in 2009. He has composed over 80 songs that help introduce kids to jazz.
More Delfeayo Marsalis on the web: www.dmarsalis.com