JazzArt® at Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Paintings by Jazz artist E.J. Gold grace the halls of Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, 90.9 KXJZ Jazz Concert Series.

photo of jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis

Octet. "Like his equally virtuosic siblings Branford, Wynton, and Jason, Delfeayo Marsalis carries forward the musical tradition of jazz and the spirit of New Orleans with passion. Evoking trombone legends like J.J. Johnson, while at the same time asserting himself as one of the freshest modern voices on the instrument, this Grammy-winning producer and devoted educator displays a compelling talent for straight-ahead composition on his latest album, Minions' Dominion." -- mondaviarts.org

Jenny Scheinman

Violinist. "Ms. Scheinman is a killer player ... she has the street musician's trick of getting attention with the pure power of a single, perfect note." -- The New York Times

Miguel Zenon

Septet. "One of jazz's hottest talents, saxophonist / composer Miguel Zenon won a prestigious 'Genius' fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, which praises his 'mastery of old and new jazz idioms, from Afro-Caribbean and Latin American rhythmical concepts to free and avant-garde jazz'." -- Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Lionel Loueke

Trio. "As a singer, he has a husky, sincere baritone and a melting falsetto that he uses to scat-sing along with his guitar solos. He's also a full-fledged jazz guitarist, and he uses both electronics -- guitar synthesizer, looping devices -- and African roots." -- Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts