Moving effortlessly from individual virtuosity to breath-taking interaction, the Branford Marsalis quartet provide a masterclass in jazz performance.
Branford Marsalis’s quartet embodies the essence of jazz as they combine bold improvisation with instrumental brilliance. Throughout the years it has always been clear that this is a band that enjoys playing together, and they maintain a musicality and dynamic on stage that sets it apart as one of the great live experiences in present-day jazz. Whether re-inventing standard repertoire or finely-tuned originals, reshaping delicate ballads or hurtling through the fastest of fiery tempos, they never fail to deliver the goods.
Nikki Yeoh opens with a solo piano set, drawing from the music on her acclaimed solo album Infinitum. Since her emergence on the British jazz scene in the 90s, she has proved to be an improviser and adventurer and has collaborated with the likes of Courtney Pine and Cleveland Watkiss, Carleen Anderson and Speech Debelle.