Renowned jazz trombonist, composer and producer Delfeayo Marsalis will host a clinic from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor,” (Los Angeles Times), Marsalis is “one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation” (San Francisco Examiner). In January 2011, Delfeayo, his father, Ellis, and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason earned the nationʼs highest jazz honor, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Marsalis toured internationally with five renowned bandleaders: Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Slide Hampton, Max Roach and Elvin Jones. He has produced more than 100 recordings for major artists, including Harry Connick Jr., Marcus Roberts, Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard, Marcus Roberts, Adam Makowicz, Nicholas Payton, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and the projects of Ellis, Branford and Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis also has earned wide acclaim for his albums as a bandleader: "Pontius Pilate's Decision" (1992), "Musashi" (1997), "Minions Dominion" (2006) and "Sweet Thunder" (2011). Marsalis' UW-Eau Claire clinic is hosted by the jazz studies area of the department of music and theatre arts and Eau Claire Jazz Inc.