Artist in Residence Branford Marsalis with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Branford Marsalis (sax); Jurgen Hempel (conductor); Carla Meijers, Fernanda Veldhuis (flute); Jan Romke Wijmenga, Henk de Graaf (clarinet); Willem van Merwijk (alto sax); Johan van der Linde (tenor sax); Esther Forschelen, Tanja van de Kooij (oboe); Jos Lammerse, Desiree van de Vliet (fagot); André Heuvelman, Rik Knarren (trumpet); Christian Ansink, Hugo van de Wedden (trombone); Wouter Brouwer, Nico van Vliet (horn); Arjan Stroop (tuba); Tessa Badenhoop, Arno Bons, Rachel Browne, Yvonne Hamelink, Diane Morris, Marielle Ponsen, Marie-José Schrijner, Tineke de Jong, Riel van Harmelen, Anique van Neer, Nicoline van Santen (violin); Gaëlle Bayet, Lex Prummel, Francis Saunders (viola); Wladislaw Warenberg, Maartje Maria den Herder, Feike van der Heide (cello); Paul van Utrecht (banjo, guitar); Ana Sanchez Donate (piano); Ying Lai Green, Mathew Midgley (double bass); Martin Baai (drums); Chris Leenders; Sally Beamish, Frans van Gelder, Jeff Watts, Guillaume Maessen, Suzanne Ovenvoorde.
Fri 14 July 2006 18:30 - 19:45 Amazon
Saxophone player, composer and producer Branford Marsalis is this year's Artist in Residence at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Ever since the New Orleans born saxophonist recorded his debut album in 1984, he has been one of the leading figures in contemporary jazz. He has recorded numerous jazz albums, is equally comfortable with classical music, and has achieved huge commercial successes. Nowadays, as a producer of various albums, the eldest of the six children of the Marsalis family also feels completely at home behind the scenes of the music business. Branford Marsalis contributed to the conservation of old values and the development of the art of jazz. He also was one of the most important musicians who popularized jazz in the last few years. He performed with Sting, scored the hit single Another Day with Buckshot LeFonque and was musical director of Jay Leno's Tonight Show.
As Marsalis has also mastered the repertoire written for classical saxophone, North Sea Jazz is proud to present a concert that highlights 'the other side' of this remarkable musician in a classically toned program with The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, including compositions by Sally Beamish and Darius Milhaud.