A versatile jazz trumpeter based in New Orleans, Ashlin Parker is sought after for big band, small ensemble, and solo performances alike. Ashlin leads the Trumpet Mafia and plays regularly with ensembles in New Orleans, such as the Ellis Marsalis Quintet, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), as well as Bill Summers and Jazsalsa. Parker has played on more than 30 albums with other musicians, and has featured solos on albums such as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's "Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint" (2019) and "Live at Newport" (2017), Tiffany Austin's "Unbroken" (2018), Ellis Marsalis' "Ellis Marsalis Quintet plays Ellis Marsalis" (2017), and Jason Marsalis' "Heirs of the Crescent City" (2016). Honors include sharing in the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's debut album, entitled "Book One." His own Trumpet Mafia won the OffBeat Magazine's 2017 Best of the Beat Award: Emerging Artist of the Year. Ashlin also won the French Quarter Fest 2018 Spirit of Satchmo Award for his musical contributions to New Orleans. Ashlin has been teaching at Tulane University in the Jazz Studies program, and tonight he presents his student ensemble with guest appearances from Tulane faculty and staff.