Pipeline has a pair of tickets to see Ellis Marsalis with New Orleans native and Portland local Devin Phillips on April 16 as part of the Soul'd Out Music Festival. To win, comment on post below why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 1.
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From our sponsors at Soul’d Out:
w/ Jason Marsalis on Vibes, Devin Phillips Opening
Saturday, April 16
7 p.m. | All Ages
$32.50 advance | $38.50 doors
Purchase tickets at TicketMaster
3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Ellis Marsalis was born and raised in New Orleans, Lousiana—picking up the tenor saxophone as a young boy, then shifting over to piano in high school. Marsalis cut his own path in the burgeoning Jazz landscape of the time by not locking himself into the stylings of Dixieland or Rhytham & Blues, instead forging his own path with other luminaries such as David “Fathead” Newman, Al Hirt and Cannonball Adderly.
Though he has appeared on countless albums over the years, with nearly twenty to his own credit, Marsalis is maybe best known now for his committment to teaching and progressing the philosohy of Jazz music, as well as rearing his own crew of legendary sons: Delfeayo, Jason, Wynton & Branford.
Devin Phillips info + Video after the jump…
About Devin Phillips:
Born and reared in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, Devin Phillips' intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. At 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, whose alumni include Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and Nicholas Payton. There, trained in music theory and multi-styles composition, he graduated in 2000 with top honors.
In 2005, Phillips formed New Orleans Straight Ahead. But in August, Hurricane Katrina muted the music. With all gone, save his sax, and his family scattered throughout the U.S., Phillips evacuated to Portland and reformed New Orleans Straight Ahead with other musician evacuees. Since opening the 2006 Portland Jazz Festival, his signature sound has not only been featured on KMHD-FM jazz radio specials and Northwest festivals, but also in newspaper and magazine articles, as well as online articles.