Looking for a special treat for your sweetie on this Valentine’s Day? The Arts Council of Moore County has the answer. Take him or her to the annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz event on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort.
As the Arts Council’s premier event, the 2018 Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz will star trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his quintet. Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today. Born in New Orleans, Marsalis was destined to a life in music.
He states, “I remember my dad (Ellis Marsalis) playing piano at the house, and me laying underneath the piano as a child, listening to him play.
Delfeayo attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school and majored in both performance and audio production at the Berklee College of Music. He has toured internationally with many renowned bandleaders, including Art Blakey, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, and Elvin Jones.
During a tour with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, he was filmed as part of the Ken Burns documentary, Jazz, and he was an integral part of Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration, a DVD that assembled all of the musical Marsalis’ for the first time and was featured on PBS.
In 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (his father and brothers, Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor—a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.
The purpose of this event is to benefit the Arts Council and its many arts programs and services presented throughout Moore County. Some of these programs are offered to all Moore County schools, such as our Performing Arts in Moore Schools (PAMS) Program, which presents at least one professional performing artist in every Moore County school.
The Arts Council also gives our young people the opportunity to display their artistic talents in the Campbell House Galleries as part of the annual Young People’s Fine Arts Festival and to share their acting talent on stage during the annual Summer Theatre Camps and various youth productions throughout the year. Because of Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz, the Arts Council is able to fulfill its mission: Inspire and Strengthen Our Community Through the Arts.
The major sponsors of Heart ’n Soul of Jazz are American Airlines, Duke Energy, King Fisher Events, and Pinehurst Resort. The sponsor of the Meet-the-Artist Dessert Reception is Wells Fargo.
Ticket holders can take advantage of a special pre-jazz dinner in the Resort’s Carolina Dining Room. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 910-235-8434. Seating begins at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for Heart ’n Soul of Jazz, at $75 for VIP Reserved seats and $65 General Reserved, are on sale at now the Arts Council offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines), online at www.MooreArt.org, or by calling 910-692-ARTS (2787). The ticket price includes the concert, a Meet-the-Artist Dessert Reception after the concert, and a chance for a door prize.
Romantic overnight packages at Pinehurst Resort are also available and include a ticket to the jazz concert, entrance to the Meet-the-Artist Dessert Reception, one-night accommodation with breakfast and dinner, and a bottle of champagne delivered to your room. For package rates and reservations, call 800-487-4653 or visit www.Pinehurst.com.
For additional information on the Arts Council’s Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz, call 910-692-2787 or visit www.MooreArt.org.