Branford Marsalis Residency and Performance


Legendary jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis has recorded with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Herbie Hancock. He spent two years touring with Sting, collaborated with the Grateful Dead, established his own record label, soloed with the Chicago and Düsseldorf Orchestras, won three Grammies, and, in December, will do a performing and teaching gig at Ithaca College. In addition to master classes and talks with students as artist in residence, Marsalis will give a free performance with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble on Monday, Dec. 6. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the concert is free but will require tickets for admission.

Available to the general public at the Ticket Center Ithaca starting Dec. 1, the tickets will be limited to two per individual. Tickets to view the simulcast performance of the concert in the Hockett Family Recital Hall will be available after the tickets to the Ford Hall performance have run out. Doors to Ford Hall will open at 7:30 p.m. Those without tickets will not be seated; there is no standing room in Ford Hall.

On the December 6th performance, the jazz ensemble will perform pieces by Duke Ellington, Bill Holman and Mike Titlebaum as well as new arrangements of compositions by Mr. Marsalis.

Questions about the jazz program at Ithaca College?  Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.


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