“One of the greatest Trumpeters in the world today” – Terence Blanchard
A versatile jazz trumpeter based in New Orleans, Ashlin Parker is currently a member of Ellis Marsalis Quintet and performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He also leads the Trumpet Mafia and plays with numerous diverse bands, such as Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Bill Summers and Jazalsa, The Next Generation Big Band, The Original Hurricane Brass Band, Vivaz! and the Moscow-New Orleans Project.
He has played with musicians such as Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Roland Guerin, Leroy Jones, Derek Douget, Adonis Rose and Nicholas Payton as well as vocalists Anthony Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Ashlin’s most recent CDs, with the Ellis Marsalis Sextet, were recorded live at New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2014 and 2015. He shared in the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s debut album, entitled Book One. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s next album, Dee Dee’s Feathers, is scheduled for release in the U.S. in August, 2015. Ashlin has been leading the jazz trumpet studio in the Music Department at the University of New Orleans since January 2011.
Combining forces with Adam Hall and some Velvet Playboys, this will be an evening of music not to be missed.
Ashlin Parker – Trumpet
Adam Hall – Trumpet
Pete Jeavons – Bass
Adrian Galante – Piano
Bronton Ainsworth – Drums
“One doesn’t realise the magical potential of jazz until they’ve heard the dynamic sound that is Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys” – The West Australian