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Roots of Jazz with Branford Marsalis

Boston Pops

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Jesus Molina, piano

In this fourth installment in our Roots of Jazz series, join saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the Pops for a blend of classical and jazz that explores the idioms and influences of a uniquely American art form. The program will feature the Pops debut of jazz piano phenom Jesus Molina, and the world premiere of a new suite written especially for Marsalis by composer Edmar Colón, which pays tribute to the great saxophonists who shaped the evolution of jazz.

Thursday evening’s performance is supported by BSO Business Partner, Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

This program includes a performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Charlie Albright in honor of the 100th anniversary of the work.

Branford Marsalis Headshot

Performance Details

May 22, 2024, 7:30pm EDT

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