A stirring evening of jazz awaits you at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 14. “An Evening with Branford Marsalis” is not to be missed.
Revered saxophonist and three-time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis will perform with his quartet in the intimate setting of the Lindenwood Theatre. The Branford Marsalis Quartet includes pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner.
Growing up in New Orleans as the eldest son of the late Ellis Marsalis, Jr., jazz pianist and educator, Branford Marsalis was drawn to music along with his siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason.
After breaking into the jazz scene, Marsalis formed the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1986 and this remains his primary means of expression. After more than three decades, the ensemble is celebrated for its range of original works and its interpretation of jazz standards and popular classics.
In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Marsalis a prestigious Jazz Master citation.
Unwilling to confine his music to the jazz quartet context, Marsalis is also a frequent soloist with acclaimed classical orchestras around the world and his guest performances with the Grateful Dead and collaborations with Sting have made him a favorite with music fans. rock and pop. .
Marsalis has made valuable contributions to Broadway and film soundtracks. His work on Broadway earned him a Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations for covers of ‘Children of a Lesser God’, ‘Fences’ and ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, while his film credits include music. original composed for “Mo” by Spike Lee. Better Blues”, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (with Oprah Winfrey) and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (with Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman).
April 14 attendees can expect to hear familiar favorites as well as songs from the quartet’s latest Grammy-nominated album, “The Secret Between Shadow and Soul,” released before the pandemic.
Lindenwood University’s Scheidegger Center continues to improve cleaning protocols and utilize state-of-the-art air purification technology installed in the theater to ensure guests are safe and comfortable.
An evening with Branford Marsalis on April 14 is your chance to see one of the most prolific contemporary jazz musicians of our time. For more information and tickets, visit luboxoffice.com.