Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Tickets are selling quickly for the University Series performance of Delfeayo Marsalis and the Swingin’ Axes jazz band of Stephen F. Austin State University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

The renowned trombonist, composer and producer will perform in the final event of the Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts’ Centennial Season. A member of the legendary Marsalis family of musicians, Delfeayo was destined to a life in music, touring internationally with jazz legends such as Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Slide Hampton, as well as leading his own groups. He has founded three nonprofit organizations that strengthen the arts community in New Orleans: Uptown Music Theatre, Uptown Jazz Orchestra and Keep New Orleans Music Alive.

His performance with SFA Swingin’ Axes jazz band, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas, is sponsored in part by Etech.

“Etech is honored to partner with the Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts to help bring in acclaimed trombonist, composer and producer Delfeayo Marsalis,” said Matt Rocco, CEO of Etech Global Services. “I am excited to watch him perform alongside SFA’s own Swingin’ Axes. I am just excited for the SFA students who will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a couple of days with Delfeayo, as he teaches and performs with them, and it will be something they will never forget.”

Following the performance, the audience is invited to a reception to honor the guest performer and event corporate sponsor.

Turner Auditorium is located in Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

Single event tickets for the Swingin’ Axes with Delfeayo Marsalis are adult, $20; senior (62 or better), $16; SFA faculty/staff, $10; non-SFA student/youth, $8; SFA student, $3. To purchase tickets, call visit the Fine Arts Box Office website or call (936) 468-6407. The Fine Arts Box Office is located in the second floor lobby, Griffith Fine Arts Building.