BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET with special guest KURT ELLING – In Concert at Schwartz Center – Saturday, October 1, 2016

Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis

The Branford Marsalis Quartet is joined by vocalist Kurt Elling in a spectacular collaboration of musical forces. Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation enable the tight-knit quartet to perform a variety of material in new ways. Energized by the artistic promise of this collaboration, the band members have all contributed new arrangements for this special lineup, featuring Marsalis on saxophone, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums.

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 Horns

When:        Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 8pm
Where:       Schwartz Center for Performing Arts – 1700 North Decatur Road – Atlanta, GA
Tickets:      $75; $60 discount category members; $10 Emory students

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