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Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo / Songs of Mirth and Melancholy - World Premiere

Branford and JoeyTickets are now on sale for the WORLD PREMIERE of Branford Maralis & Joey Calderazzo’s duo project, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy, at the 2011 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The performance takes place at The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, Ontario on June 29. For more information and to purchase your tickets today, please visit the jazz festival’s website! We hope to see you there.

Born of an evolving love of music and set in the deep focus of serious listening and learning, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy, is full of virtuosity and joy, touching the listener with its expressiveness, melody, emotion; those elements of music that transcend genre and period and speak to us of inspiration and beauty. Comprised primarily of original compositions from each musician, a Wayne Shorter tune paying tribute to that great man and a nod to Brahms, the duo presented here provides the listener with a glimpse into their ever deepening musical journey.

The album is being released on June 7, 2011.
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Marsalis Family Video!

Check out this fantastic video about Ellis Marsalis and the Marsalis Family, produced by the National Endowment for the Arts:
http://marsalismusic.com/content/nea-jazz-masters-tribute-marsalis-family

Submitted by Courtney on January 31st, 2011 — 04:40pm

Hearing VS. Listening

Publication: MusicalFoster.com
Author: Randall Foster
Date: October 26, 2010

MARSALIS MUSIC NOTE: We wanted to share this interesting piece with you simply as “food for thought.” We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Today we are inundated with noise.  Noise of every kind. Conversation, traffic, dogs barking, music, commercials, noise.  We are constantly bombarded with this noise until we are desensitized to it.  After thinking quite a bit on this subject I turned to Google to see what others had said about this. It turns out that this is a hot-bed topic.  The majority of the results I found were scholarly and business-management types of articles but nonetheless I think I may have found what I was looking for.
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Esta Plena Receives Latin Grammy Nomination!

Miguel ZenónMiguel Zenón’s most recent album, Esta Plena, has been nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy in the category of Jazz!! To learn more about the Latin Grammy awards and to see the other nominees, please click here. To pick up your copy of Miguel’s album, please visit our store page. Congratulations, Miguel!

Miguel is on tour this fall, so be sure to check the Events page on MarsalisMusic.com to see if he will be coming to a town near you!!

Submitted by Ben on September 10th, 2010 — 12:03pm

Congrats, Bob!!

Congratulations to Marsalis Music’s good friend, Bob Blumenthal, whose new book about Sonny Rollins (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SONNY!!) is officially out. You may purchase Bob’s new book, Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins, from Amazon.com.

Bob also recently participated in an interview with Jazz Times. In the interview, Bob discusses his new book, his career as a writer and his passion for the printed word. Please click here to read the interview.

Best wishes to Bob and his terrific new book!!