Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling

Jan 27

8:00 PM

Friday, January 27, 2017

Acclaimed saxophonist Branford Marsalis comes from one of the world’s most distinguished musical families. His world-class quartet, known for its innovative spirit and “knockout punch brand of blowtorch Coltrane intensity” (San Jose Mercury News), joins forces with Kurt Elling, “the standout male vocalist of our time” (The New York Times). Don’t miss this unprecedented collaboration of outstanding talent and versatility that promises to be anything but standard.

$75 Stage Seats are now on sale! Please call 312-294-3000 to order.

Note: Due to speaker placement for this event, patrons in Stage seeating and the Terrace will not experience the same high quality of sound as in other areas of Orchestra Hall.


Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling loves the challenges of working with the Branford Marsalis Quartet. “They’re exceptional players,” Elling said. “They are uncompromising on every level, and Branford has a very magnetic personality on and offstage." The group's latest disc, "Upward Spiral," featuring Elling, is nominated for a Grammy Award. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


Funding for educational programs during the 2016/17 SCP Jazz series has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

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