Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

Pictured: Jason Marsalis

Credit: WXXI

Didn't get enough jazz at the XRIJF tonight? End the night with Jason Marsalis. In case you want just a little more jazz, WXXI-TV presents an encore broadcast of the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet performance from the 2014 Festival, airing at midnight on Monday, June 22 (which is actually the morning of Tuesday, June 23) on WXXI-TV.

In this episode The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet plays tunes off of their album The 21st Century Trad Band during this episode of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Jason Marsalis shows off his skills on the vibraphone and talks about how he was drawn towards playing it.

More about WXXI's series: 

Produced by WXXI, the national series provides jazz lovers a front row seat to one of the most popular and respected jazz festivals in the country. The series offers an unsurpassed look into the 2014 jazz festival, featuring performances by an eclectic group of musicians, which in addition to the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, includes Diane Schuur, Vijay Iyer Trio, and Joey DeFrancesco Trio.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, held in Rochester, New York – home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film– is a nine-day event that hosts more than 300 concerts at 19 venues. Now in its 13th year, the festival is the brainchild of John Nugent and Marc Iacona and draws more than 190,000 people from 30-plus states and 15 countries. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

Shot in the historic Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, the series features four performances and artist interviews.

The series, distributed by American Public Television, is supported in part by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. For more information, visit WXXI.org/jazz.