Branford Marsalis has been a prominent figure of the jazz world for decades. Considered to be among the most respected jazz instrumentalists working in the U.S. today, he offers an unparalleled level of musical sophistication that continues to dazzle audiences. His website says it best:
“Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator — a 21st century mainstay of artistic excellence.”
Marsalis formed the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1986 after brothers Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason started the Wynton Marsalis Quintet. His group has since earned the distinction of one of the most acclaimed contemporary jazz ensembles and has established itself as a standard of musical accomplishment. With its expansive repertoire of original works, its unparalleled consistency, and electric chemistry, the Branford Marsalis Quartet is highly sought-after by venues worldwide.
Don’t miss this premier group at the Shockley-Zalabak Theater on April 17th. The Artist Series brings the best of the performing arts to Colorado Springs, and UCCS Presents is excited to host the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Get your tickets here.