Led by trumpeter Dave Umstead, Standard Fare is pleased to present an evening with jazz luminary, Delfeayo Marsalis. The quintet will play an opening set and will then be under Delfeayo’s direction for the remainder of the night. The group includes Jim Cameron (tenor sax), Phil Sargent (guitar), Nathan Therrien (bass) and Ken Clark (drums) and their repertoire covers classic jazz as well as original compositions.
" Delfeayo is, in many ways, the most fun of the Marsalises. He's the family trombonist. And record producer. And he seems to be the family wise guy too." — Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis has dedicated his life to music, theatre and education. At the age of 17, he began his career as a producer and has to date produced over 120 recordings with several Grammy nominations. Mr. Marsalis has played trombone in bands led by jazz legends Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Slide Hampton, as well as leading his own groups. In 2008, he formed the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, a highly entertaining ensemble that focuses on maintaining important jazz traditions such as riff playing, New Orleans polyphony and spontaneous arrangements.
In 2000, Mr. Marsalis formed the Uptown Music Theatre, a non-profit organization that empowers youth through musical theatre training. He has written sixteen musicals to date based on historical themes and/or uniting the community. His American Legacy Series includes informational works on Harriet Tubman, Althea Gibson, Duke Ellington, the Harlem Renaissance and Those Crazy 60s!
Mr. Marsalis has a dual degree in music performance and production from Berklee College of Music, a masters in jazz performance from the University of Louisville and was conferred a doctorate from the New England College. In 2011, he was named an NEA Jazz Master, the highest honor given to a jazz musician in America. Mr. Marsalis is the 2016 Best of the Beat Award winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist in New Orleans, and his latest cd, Make America Great Again! was named 2017 Best Contemporary Jazz recording.
Standard Fare is a jazz quintet led by trumpeter and music educator, Dave Umstead, and is comprised of musicians from the Greater Boston region. As a graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Dave has studied with Danny Nolan, Claude Gordon, Gary Corcoran, Walter Chesnut, Michael Tunnell, John LaBarbera and Jamey Aebersold.
Umstead has played at some notable distant venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey, CA), the Jazz Factory (Louisville, KY), and Caesar’s Casino (Elizabeth, IN), as well as regionally at Ryle’s Jazz Club (Cambridge), The House of Blues Foundation Room (Boston), Blue (Portland) and The Press Room (Portsmouth). Distinguished jazz musicians Dave has played with include: Randy Brecker, Jim Rotundi, Delfeayo Marsalis, Cecil Bridgewater, Antonio Hart, Jamey Aebersold, Harry Connick, Sr., and Steve Davis. In addition to jazz performances, Umstead has performed professionally with brass quintets, orchestras, pit orchestras, wind bands, and fusion/rock groups. Dave has held teaching positions at Plymouth State University, the University of Louisville and Southern New Hampshire University as well as serving the public schools at Hollis-Brookline and his home town of Manchester, NH.