About the performance
Three-time GRAMMY award winner Branford Marsalis is the oldest son of jazz music's most famous family and among the most original jazz artists working today. The saxophonist cut his teeth with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton's quintet, before forming his influential Branford Marsalis Quartet, which includes pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and 20-year-old drumming prodigy Justin Faulkner. Assertive, precise and expressive, the rigor and historical depth of Marsalis' music is unparalleled. In this SMF debut, the superb quartet plays a matinee show of refreshed standards and classic originals, led by a trustworthy arbiter of jazz.