E-Day Series: Ashlin Parker & Friends
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About The Event
In honor of the passing of our beloved musician, composer, educator, mentor and 30-year Snug Harbor artist in residence Ellis Marsalis Jr. on April 1st 2020, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro is hosting weekly livestreams from its social media channels on Fridays at 8:00pm Central Time ~ the time that Ellis and his band started his longtime weekly concert series at Snug for decades.
Started one week after his passing in response to the community not being able to gather in person for proper memorials due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these livestreams feature different New Orleans musicians each week paying their personal tributes to the man they knew via music composed, inspired, or influenced by the late Ellis Marsalis Jr, interspersed with stories surrounding each tune and/or memories of times with him.
The series is dubbed "E-Day Live" as "E" is how musicians closest to the pianist referred to him fondly, and is how it is said he would sign letters and emails to dear ones. And of course, "Live" because this is the Livestream version of what eventually be a proper memorial tribute concert series for Marsalis. Online donations during each broadcast directly support the participating musicians in this time of need. These Friday night livestreams will continue weekly until Snug Harbor is able to safely open its doors for world class live concerts once again.
This Friday will be Ashlin Parkler! A versatile jazz trumpeter based in New Orleans, Ashlin Parker is sought after for big band, small ensemble, and solo performances. Ashlin leads the Trumpet Mafia and plays regularly with ensembles in New Orleans, such as the Ellis Marsalis Quintet, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Bill Summers and Jazalsa. Ashlin has played on more than 30 albums with other musicians and has featured solos on albums such as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint (2019) and Live at Newport (2017), Tiffany Austin’s Unbroken (2018), Ellis Marsalis’ Ellis Marsalis Quintet plays Ellis Marsalis (2017), and Jason Marsalis’ Heirs of the Crescent City (2016). Honors include sharing in the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s debut album, entitled Book One. Trumpet Mafia won the OffBeat Magazine’s 2017 Best of the Beat Award: Emerging Artist of the Year. Ashlin won the French Quarter Fest, Inc. 2018 Spirit of Satchmo Award for his musical contributions to New Orleans.
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