Jason Marsalis is an American jazz drummer, vibraphonist and percussionist and the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz.
In 2009, the Marsalis Family received the NEA Jazz Masters award. With a fire in his heart, Jason Marsalis’ will to swing has never been more resolute. The maturity and command he possesses over his music is clearly evident to those who have heard or seen him.