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Grammy Award-winning Branford Marsalis, his quartet to perform Jan. 25 at IU Auditorium


The Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the IU Auditorium. Marsalis will be accompanied by the Branford Marsalis Quartet to produce a performance of traditional jazz sound blended with modern influences.  

Marsalis is known as a saxophonist, bandleader and composer for film and Broadway – earning screen credits for films such as “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey, and the History Channel’s documentary "Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre,” for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2021.  

Marsalis has secured 18 Grammy nominations since 1987, three of which the performer has won, along with awards and nominations from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Film and Television Music Awards; Chicago Film Critics Association Awards; Black Reel Awards; New York Film Critics, Online and the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. 

In addition to the quartet performance, the renowned jazz artist will also interact with Jacob’s School of Music students while in Bloomington. Marsalis will lead a clinic for jazz students to perform live and receive direct feedback from Marsalis himself. He will also engage with composition majors, sharing insights and inspirations to the composition process.  

Tickets start at $16 for students and $26 for non-students, which can be purchased through the IU Auditorium website, IU Auditorium Box Office or on Ticketmaster.

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