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The Branford Marsalis Quartet

with Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis & Justin Faulkner

Branford Marsalis having a laugh with his quartet

Moving effortlessly from individual virtuosity to breath-taking interaction, the Branford Marsalis quartet provide a masterclass in jazz performance.

Branford Marsalis’s quartet embodies the essence of jazz as they combine bold improvisation with instrumental brilliance. Throughout the years it has always been clear that this is a band that enjoys playing together, and they maintain a musicality and dynamic on stage that sets it apart as one of the great live experiences in present-day jazz. Whether re-inventing standard repertoire or finely-tuned originals, reshaping delicate ballads or hurtling through the fastest of fiery tempos, they never fail to deliver the goods.

Nikki Yeoh opens with a solo piano set, drawing from the music on her acclaimed solo album Infinitum. Since her emergence on the British jazz scene in the 90s, she has proved to be an improviser and adventurer and has collaborated with the likes of Courtney Pine and Cleveland Watkiss, Carleen Anderson and Speech Debelle.

Tagged with: Contemporary music Jazz

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time and running time will be confirmed closer to the event.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious

‘Hard nosed and hyperacute, tradition minded but modern‘
New York Times


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