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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

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

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music. 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 with minimal personnel changes, this celebrated ensemble is revered for its uncompromising interpretation of a kaleidoscopic 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 Grammy‐nominated The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, its most emotionally wide‐ranging and melody driven collection to date. John Zeugner captured the impact of the Quartet in live performance in a recent concert review, calling it “casually confident, professional, cerebral, and supercharged with energy. The Branford Marsalis Quartet…was all of those adjectives and more.”

Please note that all personnel with the exception of Branford Marsalis is subject to change.

Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7:30PM in the Foellinger Great Hall

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Featured Items from MPAL's Collection

Branford Marsalis Quartet - The Making of The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul