• Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

New Orleans Jazz Concert to feature Ashlin Parker and UC Jazz Orchestra

By Cody Hefner

Mercury Museum Services

The boisterous notes of New Orleans’s opulent Mardi Gras will fill the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center during a concert March 3. A companion to the Freedom Center’s Black History Month programming, the New Orleans Mardi Gras Concert is a celebration of music and culture featuring New Orleans-based jazz trumpeter Ashlin Parker and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Scott Belck. The Saturday night concert promises an evening with all the revelry and flair of Mardi Gras, followed by a reception and meet-and-greet with the Ashlin Parker. Tickets for the live concert are $25 for the public and $20 for Freedom Center Members and are available now at freedomcenter.org.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 3

WHERE: Harriet Tubman Theater at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

TICKETS: Available online at freedomcenter.org.

WHO: Ashlin Parker is based in New Orleans where he is sought after for big band, small ensemble and solo performances. He is a Grammy Award-winning artist and has played on more than 30 albums with several featured solos.