Branford Marsalis Quartet Performs Sept. 21 First US concert since the release of new CD

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August 24, 2012

Legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his quartet will perform at Emory¿s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Quartet members include Joey Calderazzo, piano; Eric  Revis, bass; and Justin Faulkner, drums.

The quartet will perform selections from the recently released album ¿Four MFs Playin¿ Tunes.¿ The Emory concert is the first in the US since the CD was released this month.

The album features original compositions by band members, a Thelonious Monk classic, and one standard dating to 1930, ¿My Ideal.¿ ¿Four MFs Playin¿ Tunes¿ is also the first album since hiring young drummer Justin Faulkner three years ago and has received rave reviews for its energy and innovation. Read reviews here.

Three-time Grammy winner and Tony Award nominee composer, Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Marsalis has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist with orchestras around the world. He has performed and recorded with a who¿s-who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins. Marsalis has also collaborated with such diverse artists as Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. Read his complete bio.
 
The concert, ¿An Evening with Branford Marsalis¿ is Sept. 21 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts and opens the 2012-2013 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. Single concert tickets are $65 and Candler Concert subscription packages are also available. Event and ticket details at arts.emory.edu or 404-727-5050.

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