Join us for a celebration of music and culture as the boisterous notes of New Orleans’s opulent Mardi Gras fill the Harriet Tubman Theater. Internationally-acclaimed jazz trumpeter Ashlin Parker joins the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Scott Belck, for an evening with all the revelry and flair of Mardi Gras.
Parker is based in New Orleans where he is sought after for big band, small ensemble and solo performances. His trumpet has taken him around the world, including South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. He leads the Trumpet Mafia and has played with legendary artists Aretha Franklin, Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Roland Guerin, Leroy Jones, Derek Douget, Adonis Rose, Dr. John, Karl Denson, Igor Butman, Nicholas Payton, Rafael Saadiq, Dee Dee Bridgewater, the O’Jays and more. He is a Grammy Award-winning artist and has played on more than 30 albums with several featured solos.
7:00 p.m. Doors open
7:30 p.m. Concert begins