An Evening with Branford Marsalis (USA)

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Jazz master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer; Branford Marsalis is a revered instrumentalist – immersed in the jazz tradition, but completely of today. Leader of one of jazz’s finest quartets, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Marsalis’ blend of consummate artistry, thrilling ensemble interplay and the ability to create jazz-club intimacy on a larger stage makes him one of the most compelling players in the world.

Marsalis has not confined his music to the quartet context. In addition to guest turns with a legion of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins, he has performed with artists as diverse as Sting, The Grateful Dead, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and his boyhood friend Harry Connick Jr. In 2011 he was a group recipient of an NEA Jazz Masters Award alongside his father and brothers.

This magical opening night performance is the ideal starting point for the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Presented by Melbourne International Jazz Festival


Branford Marsalis saxophones
Joey Calderazzo piano
Eric Revis bass
Justin Faulkner drums

Gregg Arthur Quintet

Gregg Arthur vocals
Peter Locke piano
Craig Scott bass
Michael Avgenicos tenor saxophone
Tim Geldens drums