Branford Marsalis Quartet and Terence Blanchard Quintet
Saturday, March 26, 2011,
Two jazz luminaries join forces for one night only, as Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard meets with one of jazz's most recognizable faces, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, each performing with their respective ensembles.
One show only! This powerful pairing features two of the most accomplished jazz players of their generation. The elder statesman of the Marsalis brothers, Branford Marsalis leads one of the longest-tenured quartets in the jazz world. Billboard called its latest album, Metamorphosen, "a nine-song masterwork." One of the most influential and gifted trumpeter/composers in jazz, Terence Blanchard has contributed compelling scores to Spike Lee's movies 25th Hour and When the Levees Broke. He's also a scorching player whose quintet features some of the brightest young talents in jazz.