Marsalis stands as one of contemporary music’s most influential
and revered figures. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner
and Tony Award nominee is equally at home performing concertos
with symphony orchestras or rocking with members of the Grateful
The core of his musical universe, however, remains the
Branford Marsalis Quartet. The celebrated ensemble is known
for its uncompromising interpretation of original compositions
as well as jazz and popular classics.
“Branford is jazz royalty,” said
director of Tri-C Performing Arts and Tri-C JazzFest. “It is
thrilling to present his quartet, which after three decades is
better than ever.”
The group includes pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist
Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner. Together,
they’re a model of how to sustain a musical outlook that is both
historically and stylistically inclusive.
The quartet’s most recent album — The Secret Between the
Shadow and the Soul, released earlier this year — is
considered by many to be the group’s most emotionally
wide-ranging and melodic collection.
Tickets to the show range from $25 to $45 and can be purchased
by calling 216-241-6000.
Tri-C’s 2019-2020 Performing Arts season features 10 productions
showcasing classical piano, jazz and dance. It is designed to
bring a world-class artistic experience to the Greater Cleveland
community. To learn more, visit