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Showtime: 11:30AM
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The New Lionel Hampton Band ft. Jason Marsalis

In 1990 Lance began his decade---long relationship with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and in 1993 became the Orchestra’s Musical Director and Principal Arranger. Lance Bryant comes out of Markham, Illinois, and studied saxophone, composition and arranging at Berklee College of Music and later with Frank Foster, the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra and Bruce Adolphe of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society. Lance also made his film debut in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and traveled extensively with Phyllis Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Pete “LaRocca” Sims, Wallace Roney, AbdulahI brahim, Bootsy Collins, James Williams and others. In 2000, Lance performed in theTony---Nominated Broadway production of Swing! as an onstage musician. Other notable projects include: For the Love of Jazz on Mojazz Records (Lione Hampton) and DemBones and Simply Natural on MaxJazz Records for Grammy-nominated vocalist Carla Cook and many more. Lance is currently performing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on the Broadway musical hit After Midnight, as well as touring with South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Christian Fabian was born in Sweden, and moved to the US in the 90's to attend Berklee College. In New York he plays with Mike Longo’s NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble and around the metro area. With Jason Marsalis he and the other members of The Native Jazz Quartet, a band he co---founded, toured as Jazz Ambassadors for the US State Department in 2013 and 2014. Before receiving his scholarship at Berklee, Christian studied at Maastricht Conservatory in The Netherlands, recorded three albums with his band Time Design, and performed throughout Europe: Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Hungary. His duo with ukelele star Herb Otha produced the Japanese hit CD Stardust 4 Strings on JVC. Christian’s band Fabian Zone Trio has released six CDs since 2006 and reached #1 on Music Choice, Top 10 on Jazz Radio for Canada and Top 20 on Jazz Week 3 times.

Cleave Guyton is a professional musician who plays the saxophones, flutes and clarinet. He has worked with Aretha Franklin, Abdullah Ibrahim, Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Nat Adderley, Abby Lincoln, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jon Hendricks, The Ray Charles Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Little Jimmy Scott, Spike Lee, Joe Williams, Late Night with Conan Obrien, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Ronny Jordan, The Mingus band, Cleo Laine, Chaka Khan, The Boys Choir and many more.

Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. By age six, Jason was taking lessons from the legendary New Orleans drummer James Black. Jason was progressing so rapidly as a drummer that in 1984 his father started using him consistently on engagements. In 1991, he auditioned and was accepted at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts High School (NOCCA). In 1995, Marsalis joined a new group lead by virtuoso pianist Marcus Roberts, while studying composition with notable classical composer Roger Dickerson. During this time Jason was playing with Joe Henderson, Lionel Hampton, CasaSamba, Neslort, Dr. Michael White, and in 1998 he co---founded the Latin---jazz group Los Hombres Calientes. In 2010, Christian Fabian called him to record with drummer Ed Littlefield and pianist Reuel Lubag on two records, Fabian’s West Coast Session and Littlefield’s Walking Between Worlds. That collaboration inspired the formation of The Native Jazz Quartet, which recorded NJQ Stories in 2012 and toured for the US State Department. The Quartet transforms native melodies into jazz arrangements. In 2013, Marsalis produced In a World of Mallets as a leader on vibes. The album went to Number 1 on the CMJ radio charts.


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