The Brampton Global Jazz & Blues Festival Welcomes Artist-in-residence
From Thursday, August 9, through Sunday, August 12, 2012, the 2nd annual Brampton Global Jazz and Blues Festival takes over downtown Brampton with a formidable weekend of music, film, workshops and children’s programming. Legendary jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis will not only headline and perform at the Brampton Global Jazz and Blues Festival, but will offer teaching workshops as the first artist to participate in the festival’s Artist-in-residence program.
Workshops with Branford Marsalis will take place on Saturday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at The Rose Theatre box office 905-874-2800 or online.
Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and recent Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. This August, he will perform and teach at the Brampton Global Jazz and Blues Festival. An NEA Jazz Master, Marsalis has performed and recorded with a who’s-who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins. A frequent soloist with classical ensembles, he has been featured with such acclaimed orchestras as the Chicago, Detroit, Düsseldorf and North Carolina Symphonies and the Boston Pops. He spent two years touring and recording with Sting, was the musical director of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has collaborated with the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. Dedicated to changing the future of jazz in the classroom, Marsalis has shared his knowledge at such universities as Michigan State, San Francisco State, Stanford, and North Carolina Central University where he is currently an artist in residence.