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Duke Jazz Ensemble with Ashlin Parker, trumpet

Join the Duke Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Brown with associate director Evan Roberson, as they welcome trumpeter Ashlin Parker to the Baldwin stage.

$10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, students/children free. Tickets can be purchased at beginning January 31 and will also be available at the door.

A versatile jazz trumpeter based in New Orleans, Ashlin Parker is sought after for big band, small ensemble, and solo performances. He has played with various ensembles at jazz festivals and clubs in Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and Wales. Ashlin leads the Trumpet Mafia and plays regularly with ensembles in New Orleans, such as the Ellis Marsalis Quintet, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Bill Summers and Jazalsa. He has played with musicians such as Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Roland Guerin, Leroy Jones, Derek Douget, Adonis Rose, Dr. John, Karl Denson, Igor Butman, and Nicholas Payton, as well as vocalists Rafael Saadiq, the O'Jays, Anthony Hamilton, PJ Morton, Aretha Franklin, Quiana Lynell, Tiffany Austin, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Ashlin has played on more than 30 albums with other musicians and has featured solos on albums such as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint (2019) and Live at Newport (2017), Tiffany Austin's Unbroken (2018), Ellis Marsalis' Ellis Marsalis Quintet plays Ellis Marsalis (2017), and Jason Marsalis' Heirs of the Crescent City (2016).

Ashlin Parker teaches children and teenagers at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (2015-present), taught applied jazz trumpet lessons at the University of New Orleans (2011-2018), and serves as a Professor of Practice at Tulane University (2018-present).

Honors include sharing in the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's debut album, entitled "Book One." Trumpet Mafia won OffBeat Magazine's 2017 Best of the Beat Award: Emerging Artist of the Year. Parker also won the French Quarter Fest, Inc. 2018 Spirit of Satchmo Award for his musical contributions to New Orleans.