Branford Marsalis News

Branford Marsalis brings imaginative jazz to the Touhill

Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis isn’t the kind of artist who panders to an audience. When he ventures onto a stage, what you hear is what you get. And Friday evening at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, that meant an exhilarating, challenging and thoroughly entertaining show. Read more »

Submitted by admin on February 14th, 2010 — 12:00am

Branford Marsalis Quartet At The Queen Elizabeth Hall

Date: 11.15.2009
Publication: Sebastian Scotney’s Telegraph Blog
Author: Sebastian Scotney

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Natural Phenomenon-Gracefully powerful and effortlessly swinging, 18-year-old drum prodigy Justin Faulkner is dropping jaws with the Branford Marsalis Quartet

Date: 11.01.2009
Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Shaun Brady

 

During the last week of August, Justin Faulkner essentially bade farewell to Philadelphia by filling a familiar role-playing house drummer behind vibraphonist Tony Miceli for the weekly jam session at Chris’ Jazz Café.
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Submitted by Ben on October 31st, 2009 — 11:00pm

Agenda stays loose at enjoyable Marsalis concert

Date: 10.19.2009
Publication: Democrat and Chonicle
Author: Jeff Spevak

 

Jazz is all about winging it, Branford Marsalis suggested early on. And since Jeff “Tain” Watts was still winging his way to Rochester, Marsalis’ unexpectedly slimmed-down quartet had to improvise in unusual ways Sunday evening at the Eastman Theatre.
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Submitted by Ben on October 18th, 2009 — 11:00pm

The NEW BMQ in Boston doesn’t miss a beat

Date: 09.25.2009
Publication: The Boston Globe
Author: Steve Greenlee

 

Though center stage belonged to one of jazz’s most heralded saxophonists, all eyes and ears were on the drummer, Justin Faulkner. After two decades with the band, Jeff “Tain’’ Watts - jazz’s most explosive drummer - left the Branford Marsalis Quartet this year to focus on his own projects. His replacement is Faulkner, an 18-year-old who is just starting his secondary education at the Berklee College of Music.
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Submitted by Ben on September 24th, 2009 — 11:00pm