April is Jazz Appreciation Month
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a time to celebrate the unique qualities of America’s art form, the talents of jazz legends, the joy music can bring to its audiences, and whatever jazz means to you. JAM culminates with International Jazz Day on April 30 featuring an exciting line-up of jazz all-stars from around the globe celebrating in style at an outdoors concert in Osaka, Japan.
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Saxophonist Branford Marsalis to perform at the Danbury Audi Jazz Series
Author: Ridgefield Playhouse
The Marsalis family is well known not only in the Jazz world, but throughout the entire music world as great musicians, composers and bandleaders. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis—with his Quartet (Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis and Jeff “Tain” Watts)—is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m., just after the release of their latest album, “Metamorphosen,” which includes original compositions by all four members in a variety of moods. This evening of innovative music is part of the Danbury Audi Jazz Series.
Branford Marsalis was born into one of New Orleans most distinguished musical families—patriarch/pianist Ellis and brothers Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. Branford gained initial acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet in the early 1980s before forming his own ensemble. A three-time Grammy winner, Branford has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, often appearing with others (Herbie Hancock, as well as the Philarmonia Brasileira). His previous album, “Braggtown,” was acknowledged as one of Quartet’s best.