The Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling: Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday January 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Saturday January 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm
There’s a pre-concert discussion beginning at 7:00 pm.
Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York, NY)
$75 – $93.75
Jazz fans hit the jackpot when legendary saxophonist-bandleader Branford Marsalis and his quartet joined up with DownBeat’s 14-time Best Male Vocalist of the Year Kurt Elling for the 2016 Grammy-nominated album release, Upward Spiral. Now you can experience this unprecedented collaboration live in New York as the Grammy-winning Elling brings his dynamic stage presence and astounding four-octave range to the stage with three-time Grammy-winner Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner. Along with several originals, Upward Spiral features tunes by the Gershwins, Antonio Jobim, Sonny Rollins, Frank Sinatra and even Sting. Born in New Orleans to one of the most famous families in music, Marsalis attracted attention as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet before emerging as a top-flight bandleader in the mid-’80s and serving as the musical director of the Tonight Show. Don’t miss your chance to catch this hot new pairing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre.