Branford Marsalis News

NJ Symphony to Welcome Branford Marsalis for Opening Weekend, 9/25-27NJ Symphony to Welcome Branford Marsalis for Opening Weekend, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe welcome legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis for the Orchestra's 2015-16 opening-weekend concerts, September 25-27 in Newark and New Brunswick. (more...)

Turtle Island Quartet & Cyrus Chestnut Set for Dizzy's, 10/8Turtle Island Quartet & Cyrus Chestnut Set for Dizzy's, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

With their trademark wit, virtuosity and irreverence for traditional genre demarcations, the members of the Turtle Island Quartet are the perfect candidates to put a thoroughly unique spin on the works of Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin and Thelonious Monk, drawing out surprising connections along the way. On their brand new program, Jelly, Rags & Monk, the Turtle Island Quartet reunites for the third time with the extraordinary jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, after a series of special performances for TIQ's 25th anniversary season with mandolinist Mike Marshall that featured “astonishing versatility,” according to The Washington Post. (more...)

NJ Symphony to Honor Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration, 9/25NJ Symphony to Honor Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra honors luminary opera singer Marilyn Horne at its Opening Night Celebration on Friday, September 25, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)

NJPAC & Concord Music Group Accepting Entries for 4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition Through 9/14NJPAC & Concord Music Group Accepting Entries for 4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is the world's most visible jazz vocal competition of its kind and provides a platform for one outstanding female singer to launch a career in the music industry. The competition started in 2012 and was co-produced by NJPAC and JAZZ ROOTS, a Larry Rosen Production. Jazz fans are invited to review and vote for entries online; then five finalists are selected for a live performance at NJPAC as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, where a panel of expert judges decides the recipient of the SASSY Award. (more...)

Fandor Streams AMERICAN PUNK FilmsFandor Streams AMERICAN PUNK Films
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

More than music, the anti-establishment movement of Punk crashed onto the scene in the mid-to-late 1970s and spread like wildfire around the world. But it all started in Cleveland, Ohio. The films in AMERICAN PUNK celebrate the sub-culture with insightful rockumentaries of the early Punk scene and narratives made in the height of its popularity. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Art of Time Ensemble's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 11/21Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Art of Time Ensemble's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season with a concert version of The Beatles' iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, performed by the Art of Time Ensemble, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The official symphony concert world tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at Heinz Hall on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer with the Symphony series. (more...)

Philip Glass & Angelique Kidjo's Orchestral Collaboration U.S. Premiere Set for 7/10Philip Glass & Angelique Kidjo's Orchestral Collaboration U.S. Premiere Set for 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Angélique Kidjo and Philip Glass's orchestral collaboration, Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs for Orchestra, is set to take place July 10 with the San Francisco Symphony at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, conducted by Edwin Outwater. A short excerpt of the work's world premiere with the Luxembourg Philharmonic may be found here, and a clip of Glass discussing the work on the eve of its premiere may be found here. Tickets and full information on the program, which also includes selections from Kidjo's recent orchestral album, Sings (out now on 429 Records and winning raves around the world) may be found here. (more...)

Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will begin its summer series at Riverbend Music Center's Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with a special 'Broadway Sing-Along' featuring classic Broadway hits and inviting the audience to sing along. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz to End 43rd Season with 'PAST & PRESENT', Featuring Randy Weston and Billy HarperHighlights In Jazz to End 43rd Season with 'PAST & PRESENT', Featuring Randy Weston and Billy Harper
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, concludes its 43rd season on Thursday June 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NY, 10007 with Jazz Past & Present, a multigenerational double bill featuring the incomparable duo of, pianist Randy Weston and tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, performing a program including selections from their critically acclaimed album The Roots of the Blues.  (more...)

Chan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & MoreChan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its spectacular 2015/16 concert series, bringing a staggering array of virtuosic musicians, spirited vocal wonders, thrilling débuts, and anticipated returns to the acoustically exquisite Chan Shun Concert Hall. From passionate flamenco to cherished American folk, from energized West African pop to stirring Indian sitar music, the season's performances defy standards and transcend genres, promising to inspire and amaze. (more...)

Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern with violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Kathryn Lockwood, cellist Astrid Schween, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, performing music and text inspired by composers' personal encounters with both natural and man-made landscapes; immortalizing them through works of unparalleled beauty and drama. This artistic journey, from flowing crystalline streams in China to the haunting terrain of the Middle East to the wide-open prairies of the American Great Plains, includes music by Antonin Dvo?ák, Zhou Long, and Riyad El-Soumbati, along with text from the works of Mary Shelly, Naguib Mahfouz, and Gaetano Cipolla, narrated by Obie Award-winning actor Bill Camp. (more...)

Sun Soul Orchestra to Release Full-Length CD Debut 'What Matters Most', 4/28Sun Soul Orchestra to Release Full-Length CD Debut 'What Matters Most', 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Sun Soul Orchestra is an inspired project that features a rotating collection of artists performing original music and covers arranged by Stevo Théard and Ginger Murphy. (more...)

Jason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

?The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are delighted to announce the Pops' 2015-2016 season at Cincinnati Music Hall, the fifth under the direction of Mr. Russell. The season, presented by PNC along with the Pops Artist Series Sponsor, The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, features exciting guest artist debuts, alongside the return of the best genres and artists that have built the Pops into an American icon. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo Wins World Music Grammy; New Album 'Sings' Out 3/31Angelique Kidjo Wins World Music Grammy; New Album 'Sings' Out 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born singer/songwriter is celebrating the win last night of her second 'Best World Music Album' Grammy Award for her #1 charting 2014 album Eve, as well as the announcement of her new 429 Records album Sings. (more...)

Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD 'Invictus' to Be Released 3/17Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD 'Invictus' to Be Released 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

For his second CD, 'Invictus,' which will be released by the drummer's Redefinition Music label on March 17, Quinerly takes inspiration—and the CD's title—from the 1875 poem by William Ernest Henley (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Concert Season to Feature Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & MoreNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Concert Season to Feature Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) today announced its programs for the 2015–16 concert season, Jacques Lacombe's sixth and final season as the Orchestra's music director. Fulfilling its mission as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO brings subscription programs to venues in Newark, New Brunswick, Princeton, Morristown, Red Bank and Englewood, with 14 weeks of subscription classical programs, five pops programs and three family concerts, as well as several special concerts. (more...)

San Antonio Symphony Announces 2015 Strauss Festival Lineup; Runs 1/4-2/22San Antonio Symphony Announces 2015 Strauss Festival Lineup; Runs 1/4-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

The San Antonio Symphony along with numerous festival partners is poised to begin its fifth annual city-wide winter composer festival, this year focusing on the late-Romantic German composer Richard Strauss. Opening in January, the Festival features a wealth of music by Strauss, including a collaboration with OPERA San Antonio for an undertaking of his epic opera Salome. (more...)

Mark Rapp Quartet and More Set for JINGLE BELL JAZZ at Trustus Theatre TonightMark Rapp Quartet and More Set for JINGLE BELL JAZZ at Trustus Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage tonight, December 17th, 2014. The concert performance will begin at 9pm. (more...)

Trustus Presents JINGLE BELL JAZZ TonightTrustus Presents JINGLE BELL JAZZ Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage tonight, December 17th, 2014. The concert performance will begin at 9pm. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from ?www.trustus.org. (more...)

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