Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Roy Hargrove

Nov 2

8:00 PM

Friday, November 2, 2018

One of the most highly esteemed saxophonists performing today, NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis and his quartet play with a seemingly telepathic connection to one another. They return to Symphony Center with special guest trumpeter Roy Hargrove, whose bold and flexible tone has made him a star since his emergence in the early 1990s.

In an SCP commission commemorating the centennial of the World War I Armistice, Chicago contemporary ragtime pianist and composer Reginald R. Robinson will present a tribute to James Reese Europe, whose 369th Regiment “Hellfighters” first brought black American music to France during the war.

To be announced from stage.


Branford Marsalis Quartet
Branford Marsalis saxophones
Roy Hargrove trumpet and flugelhorn
Joey Calderazzo piano
Eric Revis bass
Justin Faulkner drums

Reginald R. Robinson celebrates the great James Reese Europe
Reginald R. Robinson piano


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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.