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Monday, February 11th, 2013

Branford Marsalis: Portraits of the Jazz Saxophone at Rose Theatre April 5-6, 2013

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2013 

April 5th and 6th, at 8:00 pm

Featuring Drummer Justin Faulkner,
Pianist Joey Calderazzo, and Bassist Eric Revis

A special opening performance by YES! featuring
JLCO Drummer Ali Jackson, Pianist Aaron Goldberg, and Bassist Omer Avital

Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes the return of GRAMMY®  award-winning saxophonist and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis to the Rose Theater stage on April 5th and 6th, at 8pm for his exemplary Portraits of the Jazz Saxophone.  On this concert, Marsalis will express the full range of his technical excellence and compositional prowess while featuring the members of his quartet: pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson kicks off the evening with an opening performance by his YES! Trio, featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Omer Avital.

Marsalis has performed in some of the organizations most historic programs including "One Family of Jazz," celebrating the 2004 grand opening of Frederick P. Rose Hall and "Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert" in 2005.  After his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic in the summer of 2010, Marsalis was again invited to join them as soloist in their 2010-2011 concert series where he unequivocally demonstrated his versatility, bringing "a gracious poise and supple tone... and an insouciant swagger" (New York Times) to the repertoire.

Rose Theater atJazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Tickets can be purchased through jazz.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.  Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).    

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select 9:30pm performances in The Allen Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance.  Subject to availability.  Available only for select Allen Room shows; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.  Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the Box Office. 

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