Branford Marsalis News

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Celebrates its 50th Anniversary During Its 2014-2015 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is thrilled to present its 50th Anniversary Concert Season. With classical masterpieces and an extraordinary roster of artists, the Chamber Orchestra showcases excellent musicianship and programming on an intimate scale – the characteristics that have most defined the ensemble over the past fifty years. (more...)

Branford Marsalis Performs at The Palladium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Renowned Grammy winning sax player Branford Marsalis and his innovative, hard-working jazz ensemble will perform at The Palladium for one special night tonight, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

UW World Series to Feature Works from Israel, Mali, Ukraine & More in 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The UW World Series brings Seattle audiences some of the most exciting artists and companies from around the globe. The tradition continues into the 2014-15 season with a stellar line-up of living masters and emerging talents curated by Artistic Director Michelle Witt in her third year of programming the Series. 23 artists and companies from over 21 countries will be represented, including Israel, Mali, Ukraine, Great Britain, Spain, France, Canada, Russia, Hungary, the USA, and the eleven countries that make up the Nile basin. (more...)

Makoto Ozone to Perform with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Following his acclaimed New York Philharmonic debut on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, jazz pianist Makoto Ozone will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic in a newly added concert Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The all-American program will include Bernstein's Candide Overture; Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Mr. Ozone as soloist; Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; and Gershwin's An American in Paris. The concert will mark Mr. Ozone's U.S. orchestral debut; his appearances with the Philharmonic on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour marked his first performances with an American orchestra. (more...)

Sean Combs' REVOLT Honors Black History Month With BROOKLYN BOHEME Documentary
by TV News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

On the heels of 'Wale: I am From' and 'The Year of Pharrell,' REVOLT is proud to present the documentary 'Brooklyn Boheme' in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic ASIA / WINTER 2014 Tour, Now thru 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, February 6-19, 2014. The two-week tour - the Philharmonic's seventh international concert tour under Alan Gilbert's leadership - will feature ten concerts in three countries, with performances in Seoul, South Korea; Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo's New Album 'Eve' Set For NPR 'First Listen' Jan 20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 13 , 2014 /PRNewswire/ Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter has signed with 429 Records and is gearing up for an incredible 2014. She's preparing for the release of Eve, a vibrant new collection of songs dedicated to the power of African womanhood, particularly those women she grew up with in her native Benin; as well as planning a tour of the United States and promoting the release of her autobiography, Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music. NPR will host a 'First Listen' full album stream of 'Eve' beginning January 20 th until the release date, January 28 th. In addition, CBC Radio Canada and The Daily Telegraph sites will simultaneously stream the album. The singer is releasing Eve in conjunction with the release January 7th of Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, an autobiography written with Rachel Wenrick and published by Harper Collins. Angelique Kidjo's Eve will be released on 429 Records January 28 th. Kidjo will embark on a U.S. tour in February—dates below. (more...)

BWW Interviews - Harry Connick Jr. Talks New Season of AMERICAN IDOL
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 30, 2013

The talented artist spoke to BWW and other members of the media this week about his excitement for his new gig and what he hopes to accomplish on the upcoming season of the singing competition! (more...)

Angelique Kidjo Announces Concert Tour Dates (Jan/Feb 2014)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

In January, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo will release both an autobiography and an album of all-new material. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic ASIA / WINTER 2014 Tour, 2/6-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, February 6-19, 2014. The two-week tour - the Philharmonic's seventh international concert tour under Alan Gilbert's leadership - will feature ten concerts in three countries, with performances in Seoul, South Korea; Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. (more...)

Lyricist/Singer Lorraine Feather's ATTACHMENTS Scores Grammy Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Lyricist/jazz singer Lorraine Feather?s Attachments was released in August of 2013. The album consists of collaborations with Lorraine Feather?s three longtime co-writers Shelly Berg, Russell Ferrante and Eddie Arkin. One additional song is an adaptation of a movie theme by Dave Grusin (?Memphis Stomp,? from The Firm), with whom Feather began working in 2012; another is a Grusin arrangement of Bach?s ?Air on the G String? with Feather?s added lyrics. Attachments also includes a lyricized version of Joey Calderazzo?s ?La Valse Kendall,? from Calderazzo?s album with Branford Marsalis, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy. (more...)

Harry Connick, Jr. Plays Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to welcome multi-talented singer/songwriter Harry Connick, Jr. to the Center's stage at 8 p.m. tonight, October 26, 2013. (more...)

Joshua Bell's MUSICAL GIFTS With Chenoweth, Feinstein & More Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 25, 2013

Highly acclaimed violinist and classical music superstar Joshua Bell collaborates with an accomplished array of diverse artists on his new holiday-themed album, MUSICAL GIFTS FROM JOSHUA BELL AND FRIENDS, including stage icon Kristin Chenoweth, American Songbook purveyor Michael Feinstein, opera great Renee Fleming, acapella pop sensation Straight No Chaser and many more. (more...)

Macy Gray, Avant, Lynette & Bridgette Bailey and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces its updated calendar for club and restaurant through November 25. Details below! (more...)

Angelique Kidjo Returns With New Album 'Eve' Set For Release 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter has signed with 429 Records and is gearing up for an incredible 2014. (more...)

Harry Connick, Jr. Plays Aronoff Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Harry Connick Jr. will play Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall tonight, October 19, 2013 at 8 PM. (more...)

Eva Ayllon, Howard Hewett, Barbary Coast Burlesque and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through November 17, plus new shows through January 2014. Details below! (more...)

MSO Opens Pop Season with Ella, Louis and All That Jazz Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2013.14 Pops season with Ella, Louis, and All That Jazz tonight, October 11-13, 2013 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Guest conductor Jeff Tyzik leads the orchestra, featuring Byron Stripling, trumpet; Marva Hicks, vocalist; and Robert Breithaupt, drums. In tribute to Ella, Satchmo, and Fats Waller, the concerts include favorites such as S'Wonderful, It Don't Mean a Thing, What a Wonderful World, and selections from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. (more...)

The Winery Dogs, Fourplay, Dave Mason and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco has announced its updated calendar for club and restaurant through November 10, plus new shows through January 2014. Details below! (more...)

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