Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 3:00 pm
“Rodney Marsalis effortlessly mixes classical, big band swing, New Orleans jazz and straight- ahead jazz…” – Trevor Stottlemyer, The Global Cafe
Internationally-acclaimed brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass include favorites from every genre, like Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” songs from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, Southern culture staples like “When The Saints Go Marching In,” and even songs made famous by pop and rock artists like Elvis Presley and Tim Olt.