March 19-22: An Evening with Branford Marsalis


Listen to KPLU 88.5 FM Thursday, March 19th at noon, for a live duet performance and interview!

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents three-time Grammy winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis for four nights touring in support of his new release Metamorphosen. Band members joining Mr. Marsalis are Joey Calderazzo (piano), Justin Faulkner (drums), Eric Revis (bass). Set times Thursday through Sunday are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6pm on Thursday and 5:30pm Friday through Sunday. Friday and Saturday shows are pre-sale, which means payment is required at the time reservations are made and all purchases are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. *Sideman subject to change w/o notice.

Time flies when you are making great music, as Branford Marsalis will be the first to attest. “I had no idea that two years had passed since we made our last album,” says the celebrated saxophonist, composer, producer and leader of the Brandford Marsalis Quartet. The realization prompted a trip to the studio and the result of a visit to Durham, North Carolina’s Hayti Heritage Center, Metamorphosen. Their latest release and another milestone from an ensemble that continues to set the pace regarding jazz creativity. Marsalis Music will release the latest statement by its founder in March 2009.

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