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Summer of Jazz sneak peek

A look at Wednesday’s performers, Jason Marsalis/Jonathan Batiste Trio:Take a journey through the past, present, and future of jazz with Jason Marsalis. This spirited young drummer – born into a musical family that dramatically influenced the jazz world for almost 20 years – makes the music move. His innate rhythmic and composition ability contributes to that notoriety. Also taking the Summer of Jazz stage this week is New Orleans native Jonathan Batiste, who started playing drums at 8, then piano at 11. A gifted performer, recording artist and composer, Batiste has performed with some of New Orleans’ most outstanding and respected jazz musicians, including the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Irvin Mayfield. He studies jazz piano at The Juilliard School of Music in New York.For more information on Jason Marsalis and the Jonathan Batiste Trio, see Wednesday’s PI and http://www.summerofjazz.com.


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