Branford Marsalis returning to Symphony Center for anniversary jazz series

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Legendary jazz saxophonist, composer and Grammy winner Branford Marsalis returns to Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan, at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 for the third concert of the Symphony Center Presents Jazz series’ 20th anniversary season. Opening “An Evening with Branford Marsalis,” is a set from Chicago native Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band. Joining Marsalis will be Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums). Tickets for the concert are $28–$88.

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Marsalis first appeared on the Jazz series in 2002 and has appeared at Orchestra Hall numerous times since, including soloing with the CSO in 2007. His most recent appearance on the jazz series was in2011.The upcoming Jazz Series concerts lineup includes:

Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. – Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese: The Spring Quartet with opening act Gregory Porter

March 11 at 8 p.m. – Pat Metheny Unity Group with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and Giulio Carmassi

March 28 at 8 p.m. – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

April 18 at 8 p.m. – Mavis Staples / Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort (co-headliners)

May 2 at 8 p.m. – Terri Lyne Carrington’s The Mosaic Project featuring Lizz Wright, Carmen Lundy, Nona Hendryx, Geri Allen, and Tia Fuller

May 30 at 8 p.m. – Jason Moran and Theaster Gates

June 13 at 8 p.m. – Jon Faddis’ Triumph of Trumpets / Marcus Roberts’ New Orleans Swing Time (co-headliners)

Tickets and more information are available at (312) 294‑3000 or online at

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