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Branford Marsalis Quartet to Perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center

The tenor saxophonist's group will perform selections from its album The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul during a two-night engagement in February

Branford Marsalis Quartet
The Branford Marsalis Quartet (left to right: Marsalis, Justin Faulkner, Eric Revis, and Joey Calderazzo) made the best jazz album of 2019, according to JazzTimes‘ critics. (photo: Eric Ryan Anderson)

The Branford Marsalis Quartet, whose album The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul was nominated for two 2020 Grammy Awards, will perform selections from the recording during their two-night engagement at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater February 28 and 29.

Released last March on OKeh Records, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul features tenor saxophonist Marsalis’ longtime quartet, with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner. Calderazzo and Revis are featured alongside Marsalis as composers on the album, which also features covers of lesser-known tunes by Andrew Hill and Keith Jarrett.

In addition to its Grammy nominations—for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo (for Marsalis’ work on Jarrett’s “The Windup”), The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul was also named the top new release of 2019 by JazzTimes’ critics.

In addition to selections from the album, the Marsalis Quartet will perform tunes from its catalog (as well as some standards) during its two nights at Rose Theater, with one set each night. Citizens of the Blues—a quartet featuring trumpeter Anthony Hervey, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Philip Norris, and drummer Domo Branch—will play an opening set on both nights.

More information can be found at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s website and at


Enjoy David Fricke’s 2019 interview with Branford Marsalis.