Branford Marsalis Quartet

Fri, Sep 20

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*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $50 | $75 | $125 Branford Marsalis – tenor saxophone Joey Calderazzo – piano Eric Revis – bass Justin Faulkner – drums “Branford Marsalis’ quartet has been a model of daring, unapologetic artistry for the past three decades.” – Jazziz Saxophonist Branford Marsalis makes his Smoke debut, leading his acclaimed quartet with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner, in its first New York City club dates since 2019. Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music. An NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner, and Tony Award nominee, he is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras and sitting in with members of the Grateful Dead, but the core of his musical universe remains the Branford Marsalis Quartet. After more than three decades of existence with minimal personnel changes, this celebrated ensemble is revered for its uncompromising interpretation of a kaleidoscopic range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics. John Zeugner captured the impact of the Quartet in a concert review, calling it “casually confident, professional, cerebral, and supercharged with energy. The Branford Marsalis Quartet...was all of those adjectives and more.”