Introducing music from Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Rachel Therrien Latin Jazz Project, and Jim Snidero. Tune in to Lunchtime! with Arturo Gómez on Monday, February 13 at noon to enjoy these new additions to the KUVO library.

Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra: Uptown on Mardi Gras Day
One of 4 siblings and their father who were all simultaneously inducted into the NEA Jazz Masters Hall of Fame in an unprecedented feat. Trombonist and producer Delfeayo’s Uptown Jazz Orchestra is composed of musicians who are all well-versed in the traditions of New Orleans Mardi Gras music to assure this recording is as authentic as pralines, beignets, and chicory coffee. As a bonus, Branford-the eldest of the Marsalis brothers is a guest on several of the tracks on this album which is a must-have for any NOLA party beyond Fat Tuesday.

Rachel Therrien Latin Jazz Project: Mi Hogar
Recognized as one of Canada’s most promising young musicians. Trumpeter Rachel is a native daughter of Montreal where she grew up enamored not only of mainstream jazz but of all the world rhythms she heard due to the great diversity of Montreal’s population. After graduating from the Université de Montréal, she began her professional career quickly garnering both JUNO and GRAMMY awards nominations. Since relocating to New York, she quickly became an in-demand trumpeter and educator. This new recording features many of the finest Latin musicians from Montreal and New York.

Jim Snidero: Far Far Away
Growing up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. he was encouraged by his parents to pursue a music career. Displaying talent on the saxophone in his early teens, Snidero was tutored by the prestigious saxophonists Phil Woods and Dave Leibman. As a young adult, Jim moved to New York and has since established himself as an outstanding player. First recruited by Brother Jack McDuff he then went on to be a part of the Mingus Big Band before establishing his own ensemble, recording, and touring, For his latest album Jim Snidero is accompanied by Orrin Evans-piano, Kurt Rosenwinkle-guitar, Peter Washington-bass, and Joe Farnsworth at the drums, all masters of their instruments.

Now in its 20th Anniversary year of debuting the latest arrivals to the KUVO JAZZ library, many of them are played ahead of their official release date. In addition to the music comments, I’ll provide a few tidbits about the artist in particular if it’s a new or an up-and-coming artist beginning at Noon every Monday. —Arturo Gómez

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