What artist can say that they have worked with Herbie Hancock, the Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Sting, Sonny Rollins, Bruce Hornsby and Dizzy Gillespie? Three-time Grammy winner Branford Marsalis can rightly be called a creative multi-talent. The 54-year-old American is a saxophonist, bandleader, actor, label owner, artistic director and the composer of music for theater productions and movies. Moreover, for years Marsalis was a member of the legendary Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and he works with countless famed orchestras. At this year’s North Sea jazz, the Louisiana-born artist is presenting his Branford Marsalis Quartet. This seasoned group has for many years been regarded as one of the best, most intense and innovative ensembles in the world. An evening brimming with pure, straight-ahead jazz with intelligent twists and variations played with passion.