An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Jun 2, 2023


Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, one of jazz’s most revered musicians, has become an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence. For more than 40 years, he has expanded his vision as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and educator, crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity and reaching “the highest echelon of jazz tenor saxophonists” (Los Angeles Times). Don’t miss an evening of virtuosic improvisations and stunning melodies that brings the 2022/23 SCP Jazz series to a close.

Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at the Thomas Club, located on the ninth floor of Symphony Center with sweeping views of Lake Michigan. View the menu | Make a reservation through Tock

Postconcert Dining Forte May Special

End your night in style at Forte, with featured specials following all evening performances for the month of May. Learn more »

Program to be announced from the stage.

Funding for educational programs during the 2022/23 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

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