| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Branford Marsalis can be a beguiling saxophonist, whether as a jazz player, a pop musician or, increasingly, in the classical repertory.
In the latter, he has distinguished himself particularly in French and Russian saxophone concertos, and he has...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:40 AM
A production of the musical "Into the Woods" from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a concert with Branford Marsalis and an evening with former CIA director Leon Panetta will be among the highlights of the new season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...
| Sep 6, 2014
Orrin Evans says he likes challenging himself to do something different. He is doing just that with the Captain Black Big Band, coming to Lafayette College on Sept. 12. It is difficult to keep a big band going, both financially and organizationally, but...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The average Broadway playgoer may not recognize the name Rostam Batmanglij when they see it in the program for "This Is Our Youth," the new staging of the 1996 play starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. But a couple of them probably...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:07 AM
These are lively days – and nights – for saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines, who last weekend presented the world premiere of an original orchestral suite at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and this weekend offers new music over three...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Great American music cities such as Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans have produced musical greats by the dozen, but Hampton Roads can also hold its collective head high in that regard. Even with a smaller population, the region has yielded a healthy...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A few years ago, saxophonist Branford Marsalis had a problem.
Jeff "Tain" Watts, the longtime drummer in Marsalis' tightly woven quartet, was striking out to start a band of his own, and Marsalis needed to find a replacement.
"I put out a feeler to...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Harry Connick Jr.'s 29th and latest album, "Every Man Should Know," features 12 tracks for which the singer wrote the music, lyrics and arrangements. In a phone interview from his home in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, former model Jill...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu
In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Branford Marsalis, a Grammy-award winning saxophonist, doesn't like to be fenced in. He's played with jazzy rock bands, the New York Philharmonic and his own experimental funk ensemble, Buckshot LeFonque. Although he's not a staunch traditionalist like...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...