An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Cosponsored by the Upperman African American Cultural Center
Tuesday, April 8
7 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
“Marsalis soars and swoops with endearing vitality.”—Jazz Times
One of the world’s “great musical sons” (The Miami Herald), Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis has played with everyone from Miles Davis to Sting and the Grateful Dead. He’s an NEA Jazz Master, a Tony Award nominee and former leader of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Band. Known for their mastery of jazz, rock and classical genres, Marsalis and his multi-talented quartet won the iTunes Best Instrumental Jazz Album of 2012. Beyond all of this, Marsalis has continued to exercise and expand his skills as a musician, a composer and the head of Marsalis Music.