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Branford Marsalis w/Special Guest Kurt Elling
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Schaeffer
Performing Artists Series
GRAMMY award-winner Branford Marsalis is a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence. His band, The Branford Marsalis Quartet, known for the telepathic communication among its members, has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured. Marsalis' tight-knit working band will be joined by GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling, one of the world's foremost jazz vocalists, whose accolades include winning DownBeat Critic's Poll for fourteen consecutive years, being named "Male Singer of the Year" by Jazz Journalists Association eight times, and whose ten albums have each been nominated for a GRAMMY. Elling's deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the Quartet to perform a variety of material in new ways.
Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling have been nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for their album Upward Spiral!