Branford Marsalis Quartet, with special guest Kurt Elling, February 10, 2017
The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces at the Balboa Theater on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8pm. 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 their nearly 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 arrangements 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.
Here's Branford's "Inside Art" (Sunday's 7-7:30pm PT) interview with host Dave Drexler...CONCERT PREVIEW!
|Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio: Branford Marsalis on Inside Art with Dave Drexler (29:45, Click to Play and Continue Browsing)|
Preview some of the music you will be hearing, no doubt, from their 2016 collaboration "Upward Spiral"...
And here's the official Electronic Press Kit for the "Upward Spiral" release...
Branford Marsalis talks golf, jazz, funk, Elton John and Cheech & Chong
San Diego Union Tribune writer George Varga interviews and profiles Branford Marsalis in the Sunday, January 29, 2017 issue, plus a preview of the concert and his work with Kurt Elling.