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15 - 24 November 2024

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Wed 12 July 2023

Stage time / 7:30pm

Doors / 7:00pm

Location

Barbican,
Silk Street
EC2Y 8DS

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.

The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras and sitting in with members of the Grateful Dead, but the core of his musical universe remains the Branford Marsalis Quartet. After more than three decades of existence, this celebrated ensemble is revered for its uncompromising interpretation of a range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics. After the Grammy-nominated Upward Spiral, on which guest vocalist Kurt Elling was seamlessly integrated into the group, the Quartet has followed up with The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, its most emotionally wide-ranging and melody driven collection to date. An unrivalled spirit in both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.

Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis Saxophone

Eric Revis Bass

Joey Calderazzo Piano

Justin Faulkner Drums

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