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A night of lively jazz awaits you at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 14. An Evening with Branford Marsalis is a must-see.

Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will perform with his quartet in the intimate setting of the Lindenwood Theatre. The Branford Marsalis Quartet features pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner.

Raised in New Orleans as the eldest son of the late Ellis Marsalis Jr., a pianist and jazz teacher, Branford Marsalis was drawn to music with his brothers Wynton, Delvio and Jason.

After breaking into the jazz scene, Marsalis formed the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1986 and it remains his primary medium of expression. More than three decades later, the band has celebrated their original repertoire and interpretation of jazz standards and folk classics.

In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Marsalis a prestigious Jazz Master citation.

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The Branford Marsalis Quartet: Branford Marsalis, Justin Faulkner, Eric Revis and Joey Calderazzo – Photo Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson

Not wishing to confine his music to the context of a jazz quartet, Marsalis is also a frequent soloist with world-renowned classical orchestras, and his guest shows with The Grateful Dead and collaborations with Sting have made him a fan favorite in rock and pop as well.

Marsalis made valuable contributions to Broadway and motion picture soundtracks. His Broadway work has earned him a Drama Desk Award and Tony nominations for revivals of “Children of a Lesser God,” “Fences,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” while his film credits include original music composed for Spike Lee’s “Mo Better Blues,” and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (starring Oprah Winfrey) and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman).

April 14 attendees can expect to hear familiar favorites as well as songs from the band’s latest Grammy-nominated album, “The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul,” released before the pandemic.

Lindenwood University’s Scheidegger Center continues improved cleaning protocols and uses the latest theater-proven air cleaning technology to ensure guests are safe and comfortable.

An Evening with Branford Marsalis on April 14th is your chance to see one of the most prolific contemporary jazz musicians of our time. For more information and tickets, visit luboxoffice.com.

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