An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Presented By Overture Center

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Tue, Apr 9

Overture Hall: $30 - $65

Tue 04/09/19 7:30 PM


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90 minutes, no intermission


Ages 6 and up

Add to Calendar 04/09/2019 07:30 PM 04/09/2019 09:30 PM America/Chicago An Evening with Branford Marsalis Quartet The oldest member of the legendary Marsalis musical family brings the rich tones of his tenor and soprano saxophones to the Overture Hall stage for a night of genuine jazz. He was born into the family business, but has carved his own path in jazz, classical and pop with collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Harry Connick Jr. and Sting. With each note, Marsalis has expanded his reach as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator. Overture Hall, Overture Center for the Arts false MM/DD/YYYY

Underwritten by Cedric Ellis.

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Marsalis’ most current recording with his quartet is Four MFs Playin’ Tunes. On this album, the song takes center stage, with the band members bringing their considerable musical expertise to bear, as they focus on each tune as an important musical entity unto itself and not merely a vehicle for showcasing individual talent. Charles Gans from the Associated Press exclaims, “Saxophonist Marsalis leads one of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today…. This album shows that Marsalis’ quartet hasn’t skipped a beat with the change in the drummer’s chair, effortlessly playing often complex original tunes that are thoroughly modern while referencing past jazz masters.” The Branford Marsalis Quartet is one of the most innovative and forward‐thinking jazz ensembles around today!

Branford Marsalis – saxophones
Joey Calderazzo – piano
Eric Revis – bass
Justin Faulkner – drums

Brianna Ware, Overture’s 2017 Rising Stars Grand Prize Winner, will perform as the opening act!

Lawren Brianna Ware is a native of Gadsden, Alabama who recently graduated with her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to being a pianist, Brianna is an accomplished composer, dedicated piano teacher (who runs her own local piano studio, B. Ware Works Piano Studio), and violinist. She plans to pursue her Doctorate of Musical Arts in the near future.

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