An Evening with Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002 that has allowed him to produce both his own projects and those of the jazz world’s most promising new and established artists.

Having gained initial acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet in the early 1980s, Marsalis also performed and recorded with a who’s-who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins. He has also collaborated with such diverse artists as Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby.

Hailing from a rich jazz heritage and dedicated to such music education, Marsalis has shared his knowledge at such universities as Michigan State, San Francisco State, Stanford and North Carolina Central, where his full quartet participated in an innovative extended residency. Marsalis continues to be an artist-in-residence on the NCCU campus.

Whether on the stage, in the recording studio, in the classroom or in the community, Branford Marsalis embodies a commitment to musical excellence and a determination to keep music at the forefront.

The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul 
has debuted at #3 on the US Jazz Album Charts (both traditional and overall)!

The album has garnered rave reviews:
“Branford Marsalis’ quartet has been a model of daring, unapologetic artistry for the past three decades.” – Jazziz

“On their new album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, they reach a new peak, addressing a kaleidoscope of moods with inspiration and group commitment.” – Jazziz

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Local jazz enthusiasts discuss the musical Marsalis family, many of whom have performed at the Alys Stephens Center.


Ticket Information

  • Ticket prices: $55, $45, $35, $10 student tickets
    • ASC Members receive $10 off single tickets (limit 2)
    • UAB Family receives $15 off single tickets (limit 2)
      NOTE: Payroll deduction for UAB employees is available through the ASC Box Office
  • Tickets valid for performance date and time only.
  • No refunds. Exchanges issued only to ASC Members.
  • Late seating at discretion of house management.
  • All performances are subject to change.

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