LACONIA — Delfeayo Marsalis and the Tall Granite Band, a 17-piece swing band from the heart of New Hampshire, will take the stage at Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., at 8 p.m. Friday.
Marsalis, a trombonist, composer and producer, comes from a blockbuster musical family; his father is Ellis Marsalis and his brothers are Branford, Wynton and Jason.
Born in New Orleans in 1965, Delfeayo Marsalis was destined to a life in music.
“I remember my dad playing piano at the house and me laying underneath the piano as a child, listening to him play. After briefly trying bass and drums, in sixth grade I gravitated towards the trombone, which was an extension of my personality,” he said
In 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family earned the nation’s highest jazz honor — a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.
Tickets are $20. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 494-3334.