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Jorgensen to host jazz quartet on Thursday

Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 17:08


Thursday night will bring another eclectic act to Jorgensen, as the Branford Marsalis Quartet is coming to town.

With releases dating back to 1986, the Quartet includes Marsalis, a world-renowned saxophonist, accompanied by Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Justin Faulkner playing drums.

The Quartet has won two Grammys; the first, for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance in 1992, resulted from the group teaming up with jazz legends such as B.B. King “I Heard You Twice the First Time.”

Their second came in 2000, when their album “Contemporary Jazz” won the award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

A former student at Berklee College of Music, Marsalis has played with an extensive group of artists including Miles Davis, Sting, Public Enemy (playing saxophone on “Fight The Power”), Dave Matthews Band and The Dead.

Marsalis also led the Tonight Show Band on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” from 1992 to 1995.

The Quartet goes on stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. Student tickets cost only $10, while regular prices range from $32 for balcony seats to $39 for the floor.

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