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Change of program

Unfortunately, Wycliffe Gordon had to cancel his upcoming performances at the International Jazzfestival Bern for personal reasons.

Fortunately, we are able to present the sensational DELFEAYO MARSALIS QUINTET (playing in Bern for the first time in 25 years) during this week. Not only is this also a quintet playing in the same vein, but Delfeayo is another world class trombonist from New Orlans as well!

Already bought tickets can either be returned and reimbursed (through the same channel where they were bought) or they can be kept and will be valid for the same date and time as before, but fort he DELFEAYO MARSALIS QUINTET (instead of the Wycliffe Gordon Quintet). Ticket owners who bought tickets online through will be contacted directly by Starticket.




Delfeayo Marsalis, tb
Khari Allen Lee, sax
Kyle Roussel, p
David Pulphus, b
Willie Green, dr

The world class trombonist brings along his quintet from New Orleans!

Internationally Acclaimed Trombonist, Composer, Producer, Educator And 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award Recipient.

Exclusive in Switzerland!

Delfeayo Marsalis (pronounced DEL-fee oh) is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor, he is one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation. In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Born in New Orleans on July 28, 1965, Marsalis was destined to a life in music. Early influences included J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Al Grey, Tyree Glenn, Tommy Dorsey and Ellington’s trombone masters. Marsalis attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school, was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute, and majored in both performance and audio production at Berklee College of Music. He earned a Masters degree in jazz performance at the University of Louisville and was conferred a doctorate by New England College. From the age of 17 until the present, Delfeayo has produced over 100 recordings for major artists including Harry Connick, Jr, Spike Lee, Terrence Blanchard, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and his father and brothers. Marsalis is an exceptional trombonist who has toured internationally with his own groups, as well as those led by five renowned bandleaders Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Slide Hampton, Max Roach and Elvin Jones. Marsalis also created an original theatrical jazz production, “Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak”, which toured widely in 2011. He recently served as Music Producer for the upcoming film “Bolden!”, a mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans. Delfeayo has released six CDs as a leader and has also been long involved in work as an educator. To inspire New Orleans youth through arts education, Delfeayo founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 2000. Delfeayo released “Live at Jazz Fest 2011” with The Uptown Jazz Orchestra.



Terry Waldo, p & ld
Mike Davis, tr
Ricky Alexander, cl
Jim Fryer, tb
Brian Nalepka, b
Jay Lepley, dr

Terry Waldo is an undisputed master of stride and ragtime piano playing.

Exclusive in Switzerland!
At Jazzfestival Bern for the first time!

Terry Waldo is considered one of America's premier performers and presenters of Ragtime and Early Jazz. Known for his virtuoso ragtime and stride piano playing, charming vocals, and disarming wit, he is the protégé‚ of the legendary Eubie Blake. Waldo has played countless New York jazz clubs and has appeared in concerts worldwide, including the Grand Parade du Jazz in Venice, George Wein’s JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall and Jazz At Lincoln Center. Terry Waldo has performed and composed for many TV programs and films and has produced and arranged over 40 albums, including a ragtime orchestra album and is currently working on albums for Chiaroscuro, GHB and Delmark Records. His “This Is Ragtime”, presently being republished by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is the definitive book on the subject. Terry has also been the music director for a number of theatrical shows in New York City. He is also a renowned educator and a recent instructor at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University. Waldo has a well-earned reputation for bringing laugh-out-loud humor to live concert settings in the vein of performers like Fats Waller. In honor of what would have been Scott Joplin’s 150th birthday, join him for an energetic week of ragtime. You’ll spend the set in awe as a group of virtuosic musicians reminds you how fresh and timeless this music truly is in the right hands. 14.05.-18.5.2019 Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet/ Terry Waldo SextetTerry Waldo captures the history, personalities, and vibrance of Ragtime like none other can.

Concerts Delfeayo Marsalis

Tue. 14.05. - Sat. 18.05.2019

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Admission: CHF 52.-

Concerts Terry Waldo

Tue. 14.05. - Sat. 18.05.2019

Tuesday, 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5:15 p.m.&10:00 p.m.

Admission: CHF 48.-

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