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Peace Interlude: Branford Marsalis

Peace Center Campus

Experience the birth of jazz! Born out of the swing era and the blues, jazz is characterized by improvisation, syncopated rhythms, and the exchange of ideas. Through the artistry of jazz saxophone giants John Coltrane, Gerry Mulligan, and Charlie Parker, we can trace the evolution and innovation of an American art form. A century after the birth of jazz, the Branford Marsalis quartet continues to evolve and elevate the genre with non-verbal storytelling, deeply felt emotional solos, and new harmonic ideas.

Did you know?

Adolf Sax developed the saxophone in 1846 as a member of the woodwind family even though it is made of brass. Although initially poorly received, its popularity grew as a military band instrument, and it is now widely utilized by classical, jazz, and rock musicians. Even the Muppets have a saxophone playing character named Zoot.

Featured Beverage: Manhattan
Featured Performance: An Evening with Branford Marsalis

About Peace Interludes

Unwind, meet up, and connect with your musical community! Interludes are FREE music appreciation gatherings led by Peace Center Artist-in-Residence Igor Begelman. Each interlude pairs a musical facet of an upcoming Peace Center performance with a featured beverage for a multi-sensory sip, listen, and learn experience. Featured drinks are available for purchase.

Branford Marsalis will not be present at the Peace Interlude.

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