JAZZ ROOM Special Edition: An evening with Branford Marsalis, Romare Bearden Revealed
May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In Partnership with the Mint Museum, JazzArts Charlotte presents a special one-night JAZZ ROOM event, featuring legendary saxophonist, Branford Marsalis in a rare performance of his album “Romare Bearden Revealed” inspired by the works of the famed Charlotte-born artist.
“Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.”
Some might gauge Branford Marsalis’s success by his numerous awards, including three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. To Branford, however, these are only way stations along what continues to be one of the most fascinating and rewarding journeys in the world of music.
The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.
Thank you to our JAZZ ROOM contributors: Bank of America, South Arts, Knight Foundation, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Alice L Walton Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Infusion Fund.