Branford Marsalis Quartet Brings Fresh and Fiery Jazz to Stephens Auditorium
Thursday, October 18, 2012
One of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles today, the Branford Marsalis Quartet is coming to Stephens Auditorium on Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m., with what promises to be a fresh and fiery performance. Live jazz doesn’t get any livelier than this quartet, led by the three-time Grammy Award®-winner, saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee, Branford Marsalis. Marsalis is known by millions for his work on the Tonight Show and for his collaborations with Sting, Harry Connick, Jr. and many others.
Marsalis continues to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, and as a composer and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002. At the label, he has produced both his own projects and those of the jazz world’s most promising new and established artists.
As a member of an incredibly distinguished musical family, Marsalis is also a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, and has appeared with the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony.
Marsalis recently released Songs of Mirth and Melancholy, a spectacular duo collaboration with his quartet’s longtime pianist, Joey Calderazzo.
With Marsalis on saxophone, Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Justin Faulkner on drums, this long-lived quartet’s Ames performance will be a winner for central Iowa jazz lovers.
Pre-show Speaker in the Celebrity Café (Ground Floor, North entrance):
Mike Giles, ISU Senior Lecturer of Music, will offer background and insights into this concert. This preview, which is free for ticket holders, begins at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.center.iastate.edu or www.branfordmarsalis.com.
$33 or $29 for subscribers; $38 or $34 for non-subscribers; $28 for 18 & under; $25 ISU Students
Iowa State Center Ticket Office - North entrance of Stephens Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Ave., Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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The Iowa State Center (managed by SMG) is a multi-building conference and performing arts complex. The Center's Stephens Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater productions. The Scheman Building, with 25 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars and social events.
SMG is a privately held company whose majority stockholder is American Capital, Ltd. Organizationally, SMG has three operating divisions; convention centers, stadiums/arenas/theaters/others, and food and beverage, providing the same effective business principles to distinctly different business segments.
At the current time, SMG manages over 220 facilities which include: 72 arenas, 10 stadiums, 55 performing arts centers, 66 convention centers, 7 equestrian centers and 16 other recreational facilities. Overall, SMG controls more than 1.45 million seats and 12.2 million sq. ft. of exhibition space in venues privately managed by the firm. The SMG corporate headquarters are located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Contributed by: The Iowa State Center
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