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An Evening with Branford Marsalis
January 16 @ 7:30 pm$5 – $40
Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 7:30 PM | The Maxwell Theatre
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 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.”
“Branford Marsalis’ quartet has been a model of daring, unapologetic artistry for the past three decades.” – Jazziz
An Evening with Branford Marsalis is presented by the Lyceum Series in coordination with the Department of Music and is included in the Wycliffe Gordon Jazz Series at Augusta University.
General Public: $40
Students and Children: $20
AU/EGSC Faculty/Staff: $20
AU/EGSC Students with valid JagCard: $5
AU/EGSC Student Guest: $20