The quartet will perform selections from the recently released album “Four MFs Playin’ Tunes.” The Emory concert is the first in the US since the CD was released this month.
The album features original compositions by band members, a Thelonious Monk classic, and one standard dating to 1930, “My Ideal.” “Four MFs Playin’ Tunes” is also the first album since hiring young drummer Justin Faulkner three years ago and has received rave reviews for its energy and innovation. Read reviews here.
Three-time Grammy winner and Tony Award nominee composer, 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 has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist with orchestras around the world. He has performed and recorded with a who’s-who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins. Marsalis has also collaborated with such diverse artists as Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. Read his complete bio.
When: Friday, September 21, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Emory Schwartz Center for Arts – 700 North Decatur Road – Atlanta, Ga 30322
For additional information, visit http://arts.emory.edu/ or http://www.branfordmarsalis.com/branford/intro.cfm
What are the names of the members the Branford Marsalis Quartet?
Deadline: Wed., Sept., 19 2012