Branford Marsalis to perform March 22 at Secrest event

Branford Marsalis Quartet. Photo, Roger Thomas.

This is a guest post from the Secrest Artists Series:

On March 22, Branford Marsalis, saxaphone player extraordinaire, will cap the 2017-18 season of the Secrest Artists Series with an evening of improvised music by his internationally recognized jazz quartet.  The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

One of the world’s foremost musicians in both jazz and classical music, Marsalis has been honored with three Grammy Awards, and cited as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Enrich your concert-going experience by joining a pre-performance talk at 6:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The talk will be led by Ali Sakkal, who teaches in the University’s Department of Education.  It will feature a discussion with Marsalis. Arrive early to get best seats. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Please click here to pre-register for your free tickets.  Pre-registering lets us know how many seats will be available for purchase by the Winston-Salem community. Wake Forest University and Medical School faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. WFU Students receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU I.D. or Medical School I.D. at the door. If you need additional tickets you may purchase them through this website.

Tickets for the community are $5-$24, festival seating. Details here.

 Contact Hayden Barnes with questions: barneshd@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5757.

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