Jason has not only inherited the virtuosity and compositional skills associated with the Marsalis family, but has also developed a distinctive, polyrhythmic
On August 25, 2009, Marsalis released his first album as a leader on vibraphone, entitled Music Update. The album, which earned 4.5 out of 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine, showcases Jason on vibes with his working quartet, as well as several overdubbed drum ensembles entitled the “Disciplines”. Ben Ratliff from The New York Times described the Jason’s album as “an excellent musician trying out something risky without embarrassment.”
The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet appears on the June 2015 episode of The Goodnight Show!