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Branford Marsalis
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Branford Marsalis

FEB 29-MAR 3 | BRANFORD MARSALIS

Feb 29 - Mar 03, 2024
Miner Auditorium
SunMar 3
7:00 PM

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2011 NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis represents “the highest echelon of jazz tenor saxophonists” (Los Angeles Times). He returns with his superlative quartet, featuring pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Reevis, and drummer Justin Faulkner

As the eldest musical sibling in jazz’s most famous contemporary clan, Marsalis parlayed his formative experiences in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s band into simultaneous careers as a performer, educator, composer, label owner, and bandleader with over 30 albums to his name.

A three-time GRAMMY winner, Marsalis’ insatiable desire to expand horizons has found him performing with the New York Philharmonic, embracing hip hop influences with his Buckshot LaFonque project, leading the house band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, working in the pop realm with Sting and Bruce Hornsby, and composing the score to the Oscar-winning 2020 film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He won a 2010 Drama Desk Award for his contribution to the Broadway production of August Willson’s Fences, and recorded his acclaimed 2013 live solo recital, In My Solitude, at Grace Cathedral as part of the 30th San Francisco Jazz Festival. But Marsalis is best known as the leader of this extraordinary quartet, captured on his 2019 Marsalis Music quartet release The Secret between the Shadow and the Soul.

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"The highest echelon of jazz tenor saxophonists,” (LA Times) the NEA Jazz Master performs with his quartet including pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Reevis and drummer Justin Faulkner.

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The Leaders Circle Lounge on Thursday, February 29 begins at 6:30 PM, preceding the 7:30 PM performance. Leaders Circle Members enjoy complimentary drinks and treats pre-performance with our most dedicated and passionate Members. Additional guest tickets are limited to one per LC Member. Please contact lcmanager@sfjazz.org with any questions. RSVP by clicking the button below and checking out.

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A knockout: hard-nosed and hyperacute, tradition minded but modern, defined by the high-wire grace of his working band.

The New York Times on Branford Marsalis

A knockout: hard-nosed and hyperacute, tradition minded but modern, defined by the high-wire grace of his working band.

The New York Times on Branford Marsalis

Personnel

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

Saxophonist Marsalis leads one of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today.

Associated Press

Personnel

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

Saxophonist Marsalis leads one of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today.

Associated Press

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