Branford Marsalis with his quartet lit up the ENT Center for the Arts last night with a brilliant performance to a sold out house.
Last night at The ENT center Branford Marsalis showed us why he is three-time Grammy Award® winner and has been cited as “arguably the most respected living U.S. jazz instrumentalist”. Each of the musicians showed their mastery in playing that was both technically brilliant and creatively inspired. The program included some challenging new avant-garde jazz that demonstrated how jazz is ever-changing, alive and exciting. Then with perfect timing the group included stellar performances of two familiar standards – Sunny Side Of The Street and St James Infirmary that brought the audience to its feet.
Going to a concert of this quality is beyond entertaining it is revitalizing. Engaging art is one of the ways that we renew ourselves, boost our creativity, and move ourselves to the “sunny side of the street.” Take the opportunity when you can.
The Ent Center for the Arts is a transformational performing and visual arts complex on the UCCS Campus. This 92,000 square-foot building features four performing arts venues and a visual arts gallery. We are so fortunate to have this outstanding facility in Colorado Springs. It is easily accessible, has convenient free parking and most importantly is brining in world class talent. If you have not been there, do check it out! You can still get tickets for Catherine Russell for Thursday nite.
CATHERINE RUSSELLThursday 4-19.
Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities—a genuine jazz and blues singer—who can sing virtually anything. Her dusky, stalwart, and soulful voice radiates power as she launches fearlessly into each tune, getting inside the melody and capturing every emotion. With an off-the beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell joins the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American popular song.