‘Uptown on Mardi Gras Day’ by Delfeayo Marsalis featured on New Day, New Play Mar. 6-10
The Uptown Jazz Orchestra includes a number of standout New Orleans players like drummer Herlin Riley, trumpeter and vocalist Andrew Baham, saxophonist Khari Allen Lee and trombonist T. J. Norris. And the new album features saxophonist Branford Marsalis, vocalist Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Glen David Andrews, who sings and whistles here, and drummer Marvin Smith. Trumpeter Dr. Brice Miller, who regularly plays with the orchestra, shares co-writing credits on “So New Orleans.”
Uptown on Mardi Gras Day is a celebration of the Carnival season, but it’s also a celebration of New Orleans culture, Marsalis says. It’s about the connection between locals and the city’s music and traditions — and a reminder to visitors to be respectful to the community.
From Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10, one cut from Uptown on Mardi Gras Day by the Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra will be featured each morning on the New Day, New Play spotlight on Gary's Daybreak show.
Preview “Big Chief” from Uptown on Mardi Gras Day, above.