( Fri., Jan. 13, 2012 - Sat., Jan. 14, 2012 )
Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Both evenings will feature Marsalis with his quartet — fellow North Carolina resident Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and prodigy Justin Faulkner on drums.
Three-time Grammy winner and Durham resident Branford Marsalis is among the most important jazz artists working today. Born in New Orleans, the saxophonist cut his teeth with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers before forming his superb Branford Marsalis Quartet, including pianist Joey Calderazzo (of Wake Forest, NC), bassist Eric Revis, and 20-year-old drumming prodigy Justin Faulkner. Assertive and precise, with a timeless yet daring sensibility, Marsalis is the heir apparent of John Coltrane, and led a pacesetting live recording of A Love Supreme in 2003. In this home date, the Quartet stretches out for two nights of refreshed standards and classic originals, helmed by the most trustworthy arbiter of the state of the art.
$52, $44, Duke & NCCU students $5.