Press Release An Evening with Branford Marsalis - Three-time Grammy winner returns to the Arsht Center - March 3

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Three-time Grammy winner and South Florida favorite returns to the
Arsht Center with his Grammy-winning quartet

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $45, $55, $75, $125*
Knight Concert Hall

Part of the 2022-2023 Jazz Roots Series

Miami, FL – February 3, 2023 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to present National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee BRANFORD MARSALIS
(@bmarsalis) and THE BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET on Friday, March 3 as part of its Jazz Roots concert series. One of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary
music, Marsalis and his eponymous quartet will perform music from their vast catalogue,
including their most recent Grammy-nominated album The Secret Between the Shadow
and the Soul in the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall.

Tickets to JAZZ ROOTS: AN EVENING WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS are $45, $55, $75 and
$125* and may be purchased now at the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling
(305) 949-6722, or online at

JAZZ ROOTS is generously presented by EFG, with additional support from Baldwin
Richardson Foods, Quint Family Foundation, Alan and Diane Lieberman and Steinway &
Sons, the official piano of the Adrienne Arsht Center. WDNA 88.9 FM is a media sponsor.

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in
contemporary music. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner and Tony Award
nominee is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras and sitting
in with members of the Grateful Dead, but the core of his musical universe remains the
Branford Marsalis Quartet. After more than three decades, this celebrated ensemble –
featuring saxophonist Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis (each with more
than 20 years of service to the group) and drummer Justin Faulkner, who joined the group
in 2009 – is revered for its uncompromising interpretations of original compositions and
jazz and popular classics. After the Grammy‐nominated Upward Spiral, on which guest
vocalist Kurt Elling was seamlessly integrated into the group, the quartet followed up with
the Grammy‐nominated 2019 album The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, its
most emotionally wide‐ranging and melody-driven collection to date.

Arts Education Program
Jazz Roots: Sound Check, a part of the Jazz Roots series from its inception in 2008,
welcomes high school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools to the Knight
Concert Hall for free sound checks, lectures and, on occasion, opportunities to perform
with headline artists from the Center’s Jazz Roots concert series. Participants also receive
free admission to that evening’s Jazz Roots concert, provided free of charge by the Arsht
Center. Throughout the program’s history, students have participated with jazz legends
such as Chris Botti, Chucho Valdés, Candy Dulfer, Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass
Band to name a few. Click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of students
experiencing a sound check with the Pete Escovedo Orchestra.

Jazz Roots: Sound Check is made possible in part by EFG; Baldwin Richardson Foods; Alan
and Diane Lieberman; Green Family Foundation Trust; Quint Family Foundation; and
Hazel Rosen.

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*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without
notice. Visit for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community
Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.



Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized
as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in
programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.

The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit

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