An Evening With Rodney Marsalis

     Friday, February 9, 2024
West Side Presbyterian Church

Prelude Concert – 7:30PM

Eisenhower Middle School Eighth Grade Band
Matthew Salisbury – Director
Michael Sasson- Director

Adult – $25.00
Senior (62+) – $20.00
Student – $5.00

Trumpet soloist Rodney Marsalis joins the NJWS for a program that will include Harry James’ Trumpet Concerto, the Carnival of Venice (originally arranged for his cousin, Wynton), as well as works by James Reese Europe, a famous African American Band Leader during the World War I, and Francis Johnson, a prolific composer and orchestra leader from the post-Revolutionary War era.

Guest Soloist
Rodney Marsalis – Trumpet

Rodney Marsalis – Trumpet

The sound of Rodney’s trumpet has reverberated throughout the world. Whether playing baroque piccolo trumpet or interpreting works commissioned especially for him, his artistry has been enthusiastically enjoyed inside of the United States and in such countries as France, Spain, Germany, England, Greece, Rumania, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. He has been praised by music critics from Fanfare Magazine, American Record Guide, Records International Catalog, and other international publications for his evocative interpretation, impeccable virtuosity, and beauty of sound.Read More


Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Band – Harry James, arr. J. Bettencout
Carnival of Venice – Jean-Baptiste Arban, arr. Donald Hunsberger
American Hymnsong Suite – Dwayne S. Milburn
Tribute To Francis Johnson, arr. J. Bettencourt
Elite Syncopations – Scott Joplin
Castles In Europe, James Reese Europe, arr. Chandler Wilson
Shenandoah, arr. Omar Thomas

Program Subject To Change

All New Jersey Wind Symphony Subscription Concerts are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ.  West Side Presbyterian Church is fully ADA compliant providing handicap accessible entry to the concert venue as well as bathroom facilities. Important signage and directions are presented in braille..