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The Sandbar @ The Cove at UNO

JAZZ @ THE SANDBAR: Ashlin Parker

We welcome trumpeter Ashlin Parker back to UNO this season, where he is always a favorite instructor among students and performer among audiences at his alma mater. $10 Admission

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JAZZ @ THE SANDBAR: Ashlin Parker

Time & Location

Apr 20, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

The Sandbar @ The Cove at UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA

About The Event

A sought-after and versatile jazz trumpeter in New Orleans, Ashlin Parker plays with large and small ensembles nationally and internationally. His solos have been described at various times as being lyrical or fiery, with throaty growls or "brilliant vibrato," and with lightning staccato runs or "superb legato" phrasing.   

Ashlin was a performing and recording member of the Ellis Marsalis Quintet from 2014 until Mr. Marsalis' death in 2020.  He plays regularly with Trumpet Mafia, Dumpstaphunk,  New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Bill Summers and Jazsalsa, and Pat Casey and the New Sound. He has been a member a wide variety of other jazz ensembles, such as Jesse McBride’s The Next Generation Big Band, Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band , Khris Royal and Dark Matter, Vivaz!, Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Band, the Roland Guerin Ensemble, Grayson Brockamp and the New Orleans Wildlife Band, the NOLA Players, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.   

He has been recording with various artists every year since 2009, resulting in more than 30 albums from 2009-2021 with artists such as Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harold Battiste, Fermin Muguruza, Maceo Parker, Cyrille Aimee, Nicolas Payton, and Kermit Ruffins.  A graduate of UNO's jazz studies program himself , Ashlin has also been teaching various aspects of jazz, including improvisation, theory, repertoire, arranging, and performance preparation in private lessons, courses, summer institutes, jazz camps, and master classes for more than 15 years. He teaches children and teenagers at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (2015- present), taught applied lessons in jazz trumpet at the University of New Orleans (2011-2018), and is currently serving as a Professor of Practice at Tulane University (2018-present).  

Honors include sharing in the 2009 Grammy Award for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble" for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s debut album, entitled Book OneTrumpet Mafia won the OffBeat Magazine’s 2017 "Best of the Beat Award: Emerging Artist of the Year" and Ashlin was nominated for "Best Contemporary Jazz Artist" and "Best Trumpeter" in Offbeat Magazine’s 2018 Best of the Beat Awards, and won the French Quarter Fest, Inc. 2018 Spirit of Satchmo Award for his musical contributions to New Orleans. He holds the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Shenandoah University Conservatory (2005) and the Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of New Orleans (2009).  We welcome Ashlin back to UNO this season, where he is always a favorite instructor among students and performer among audiences at his alma mater. 

Sets at 7:00pm and 8:30pm. 

Admission is $10 at the door  |  All Ages 

THE SANDBAR is LOCATED at 100 Founders Rd. at "The Cove" on the campus of the University of New Orleans. (Enter from 2000 Lakeshore Drive)

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