Friday, September 30, 2016
A singular collaboration of musical forces kicks off our 15th Anniversary Season when the Branford Marsalis Quartet is joined by guest vocalist Kurt Elling!
The tight-knit working band—featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums—rarely invites other musicians into the folds of its telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the band to perform a variety of material in new ways. Energized by the artistic promise of this collaboration, the band members have all contributed new tunes to perform with this special line-up and will be looking beyond the Great American Songbook. Although following the format of a standard jazz quartet with vocals, the collaboration between jazz’s most intense band and one of jazz’s foremost singers should prove to be anything but standard.