Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis Delfeayo Marsalis


Current Member of:

Projects: Delfeayo Marsalis Octet

Frequent Venues:


Social Networks: Facebook - Twitter - Myspace - Reverbnation

Featured Albums:

Press: [Pioneer Press Review: Delfeayo Marsalis brings Mardi Gras to Minneapolis]
[London Free Press Big Easy icon Marsalis brings vibes to London]
[ Jazz Octet Tackles Shakespearean Jazz Suite]


  • High SchoolNOCCA
  • College: Berklee College of Music
  • Masters: University of Louisville

Delfeayo, the third oldest son of the famed Marsalis family, is a trombonist and record producer.

Biography: Producer and trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is admired locally as a band leader and an educator, frequently challenging up-and-coming musicians to delve deeper into the jazz form. He’s one of Ellis Marsalis‘ four musical sons, and would lie under the piano as a child to hear his father play.

Delfeayo took up trombone in elementary school, becoming interested in the recording and producing processes at the same time. Starting at the age of 17, Delfeayo began producing recordings for New Orleans musicians, and has since produced over 100 albums of major artists.

As a bandleader, Delfeayo crafts ensembles of prodigious talent and generation-spanning excellence. His Uptown Jazz Orchestra has been performing regularly for years, and is a treat to hear live.

Full Discography:
Year Album Artist Credit
2010 Sweet Thunder Delfeayo Marsalis Producer
2009 Say It Plain Scotty Barnhardt Producer
2008 Bolden!(Score) Dipper Flicks Producer
2007 From the Plantation to the Penitentiary Wynton Marsalis Producer
King Bolden King Bolden Productions Producer, Actor
2006 Apple iPod Ads Wynton Marsalis Producer
Don’t Be Afraid Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Producer
Minions Dominion Delfeayo Marsalis Trombone,
NBA Nation Ads Wynton Marsalis Producer
Swinging with the Cats Wynton Marsalis Producer
2005 Love Supreme Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Producer
Putumayo Presents:Kermit Ruffins Various Artists Producer
Grey Mayfield Grey Mayfields Trombone,
Jam Room [Bonus Tracks] Clutch Horn
Tribute to John Coltrane: A Love Supreme Elvin Jones Special Quartet Liner Notes, Mixing
2004 Alan Lomax’s Southern Journey Remixed Tangle Eye Trombone
Doctors, Professors, Kings
and Queens: The Big Ol’ Bo
Various Artists Producer
Magic Hour Wynton Marsalis Producer
Steep Anthology Branford Marsalis Producer
Trios Wynton Marsalis Producer
Unforgivable Blackness:
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Wynton Marsalis Producer
2003 Half Past Autumn Suite Irvin Mayfield & Gordon Parks Trombone, Producer
Los Hombres Calientes,
Vol. 4: Vodou Dance
Los Hombres Calientes Mixing
MarsalisFamily: A Jazz Celebration
[CD & DVD]
The Marsalis Family Trombone,
Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration The Marsalis Family Trombone,
Liner Notes, Mixing
Midnight Music Various Artists Trombone
Romare Bearden Revealed Branford Marsalis Producer
2002 Footsteps of Our Fathers Branford Marsalis Liner
2001 ‘Til Now Gabby Horn
Any Woman’s Blues Various Artists Trombone
Roderick Harper Arranger
Los Hombres Calientes,
Vol. 3: New Congo Square
Los Hombres Calientes Trombone, Producer
How Passion Falls Irvin Mayfield Trombone,
Popular Songs: The Best
of Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis Producer
2000 Blessed Blessed Trombone,
Horn Arrangements
Joey Calderazzo Joey Calderazzo Engineer
Late Night at the Blue Note Various Artists Trombone
Search Wycliffe Gordon Trombone
Selections from the
Village Vanguard Box
Wynton Marsalis Septet Mastering, Assembly
Serve You, Maam? Robert Morre Trombone, Arranger
Spirits of Congo Square Donald Harrison & The New
Orleans Legacy Ensemble
Swingin’ at the Blue Note Various Artists Trombone
1999 Big Train Wynton Marsalis Producer
Citizen Tain Jeff “Tain” Watts Trombone,
Duke in Blue Ellis Marsalis Producer
Essential Blues, Vol. 3 Various Artists Trombone
Essential Young Lions, Vol. 2 Various Artists Producer
Fish-Tree-Water Blues Various Artists Trombone,
Jazz: The Definitive Performances Various Artists Producer
Late Night Jazz Essentials Various Artists Producer
Live at the Blue Note Irvin Mayfield Sextet Trombone, Liner Notes
Live at the Village Vanguard Wynton Marsalis Editing, Mastering, Assembly
Marciac Suite Wynton Marsalis Producer
Preacherman Rod McGaha Producer
Reeltime Wynton Marsalis Producer
Requiem Branford Marsalis Producer
1998 Because of You Preservation Hall Jazz Band Engineer
Fertile Crescent Edward Anderson Trombone
Funk If I Know Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe Trombone
Irvin Mayfield Irvin Mayfield Trombone,
Jazz: Language of New Orleans,
Vol. 2
Various Artists Producer
Joe’s Blues Victor Goines Producer
Obsession David Sanchez Producer
1997 Ellington Excursions:The Music
of Duke Ellington
Various Artists Trombone
It’s Monk’s Tune Various Artists Trombone
Jazz Machine Elvin Jones Trombone
Music Evolution Buckshot LeFonque
& Branford Marsalis
R + B = Ruth Brown Ruth Brown Trombone
1996 Dark Keys Branford Marsalis Producer
Hold on Tight Hold on Tight Whistle (Human), Producer, Harmony
Jump Start and Jazz Wynton Marsalis Producer
Love Songs Billie Holliday Liner Notes
Musashi Delfeayo Marsalis Trombone,
1995 Loved Ones Ellis & Branford Marsalis Producer,
Liner Notes
Marcus Roberts Plays Ellington Marcus Roberts Producer
1994 Buckshot LeFonque Buckshot LeFonque Piano,
Liner Notes
From This Moment Nicholas Payton Producer,
Mastering, Mixing
It Could Happen to You Original Soundtrack Producer
Joe Cool’s Blues Wynton Marsalis &
Ellis Marsalis
Producer, Editing, Mastering
Place to Be Benny Green Trombone
Swing and I Eric Reed Producer,
1993 Series Various Artists Producer
If I Could Be with You Marcus Roberts Producer,
It Don’t Mean a Thing Elvin Jones Trombone
It’s All Right to Swing Eric Reed Producer
Spodie’s Back Derrick Shezbie Producer,
Liner Notes
Whistle Stop Ellis Marsalis Producer,
Liner Notes
1992 Citi Movement Wynton Marsalis Producer
I Heard You Twice the First Time Branford Marsalis Trombone, Producer
Pontius Pilate’s Decision Delfeayo Marsalis Trombone
RCA Records Label: The First Note
in Black Music
Various Artists Producer
Terence Blanchard Terence Blanchard Producer,
Liner Notes
I Love a Piano: GRP Gold
Encore Series
Various Artists Producer
1991 After Midnight: Late Night
Jazz for Lovers
Various Artists Producer
Serenity Approaches
Marcus Roberts Producer
The Beautyful Ones Are Not
Yet Born
Branford Marsalis Producer,
Liner Notes
Bloomington Branford Marsalis Producer,
Liner Notes
Heart of Gold Ellis Marsalis Producer
I Like Jazz Various Artists Producer
Kenny Kirkland Kenny Kirkland Producer,
Digital Editing
Learson’s Return Marlon Jordan Producer
Merry Jazzmas Various Artists Producer
The Next Generation Performs Charles Mingus Brand New Compositions Mingus Dynasty Producer,
Prayer for Peace Marcus Roberts Producer
Spirit of Jazz [Jive] Various Artists Producer
Spirit of Jazz: WBGO/Novus Sampler Various Artists Producer
Swing,the Verb: The Best
in Straight Ahead Jazz
Various Artists Producer
1990 Alone with Three Giants Marcus Roberts Producer
Crazy People Music Branford Marsalis Producer
Ellis Marsalis Trio Ellis Marsalis Producer
Fab Al Grey Trombone
Jazzy Wonderland Various Artists Trombone,
Producer, Performer
Mo’ Better Blues Original Soundtrack Producer
Standard Time, Vol. 3:
The Resolution of Romance
Wynton Marsalis Producer
Within the Realms of Our Dreams Courtney Pine Producer,
Liner Notes
1989 Original Soundtrack from
“Tune in Tomorrow”
Wynton Marsalis Production Assistant
Vision’s Tale Coutney Pine Producer,
Liner Notes
1988 Do the Right Thing [Score] Original Score Associate
For You Only Marlon Jordan Mixing
Steep Branford Marsalis Producer
Trio Jeepy Branford Marsalis Producer,
Liner Notes
Truth is Spoken Here Marcus Roberts Producer,
Liner Notes
1987 Columbia Jazz Fall 1987 Sampler Various Artists Producer
Crystal Stair Terence Blanchard Producer
Destiny’s Song &
The Image of Pursuance
Courtney Pine Producer
Harry Connick, Jr. Harry Connick, Jr. Producer
King Midas and the Golden Touch Michael Caine Producer
Naughty Baby Adam Makowicz Producer,
Random Abstract Branford Marsalis Producer,
Liner Notes
1986 Live at Blues Alley Wynton Marsalis Quartet Mixing
Renaissance Branford Marsalis Producer
Royal Garden Blues Branford Marsalis Producer
1985 The List Eddie Grant Trombone
1983 Syndrome Ellis Marsalis Producer

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