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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

The Oxford American magazine is excited to welcome the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet to the South on Main stage! This is the second show of their Jazz Sub-Series. The series is made possible in part by presenting sponsor UCA College of Fine Arts & Communication, as well as their season sponsor University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


“[Marsalis’s] playing is eccentric within graceful boundaries, concerned with polyrhythm as science, history and gamesmanship, full of technique used to nonslick ends...Discipline and strategy are written deeply into the band.”
—New York Times


In 2008. Jason Marsalis was asked to perform with the Lionel Hampton Big Band in New Orleans.  Shortly after the performance, Marsalis was officially selected by the Hampton estate to be the official vibraphonist for the band.  It was around that time that Marsalis was studying the music of the Benny Goodman Quartet and decided to form a group with the same instrumentation.  While the first shows were dedicated to songs the Benny Goodman Quartet recorded, the music has evolved to include songs that were written from the 1940’s through 2000, shortly after the Goodman Quartet’s initial records.  Because of the change in repertoire the groups name is, “The 21st Century Trad Band: BGQ Exploration”.  The members of the band include Marsalis on vibraphone, Joe Goldberg on clarinet, Kris Tokarski on piano, and Gerald T. Watkins, Jr. on drums.  The band will be recording their first album in December of 2019 scheduled for a release in 2020.

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$42 = Premium Reserved Table
$40 = Reserved Table
$30 = General Admission

TICKET PRICE SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL PER TICKET
$42.00 $6.25 $48.25
$40.00 $6.00 $46.00
$30.00 $4.50 $34.50

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  • Becoming a subscriber guarantees the same table for every performance in the series.
  • Doors open 2 hours prior to each show.
  • Tickets are available for pickup only on the night of the show when doors open.
  • The venue does not have an on-site box office. Tickets are only sold via Metrotix, or, on the night of the show when the doors open (if tickets remain.)
  • Buying a reserved or premium reserved ticket guarantees you that specific seat. Seating at tables and countertops is "family style." If you do not purchase all the seats at your table, you will be seated with other patrons.
  • General Admission Ticketholders - You may sit at stools at the bar, perimeter chairs not at tables, or you may stand. You are not guaranteed a seat, as seating is limited and only available first-come-first-seated when the doors open. Once all General Admission chairs are taken, there will only be standing room for all other General Admission ticketholders.
  • South on Main does not take reservations for ticketed concerts.
  • Food is served before and throughout the concert.
  • Shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket to attend.
  • Free surface lot parking is available.
  • Additional Info: http://southonmain.com/pages/faq-ticketing-seating/

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South on Main

1304 Main Street , Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

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