The soulful, stylish bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert makes a rare solo appearance showcasing his wide-ranging influences and his mastery at the piano. Expect a night of the unexpected, with a mix of classic jazz, original tunes, improvisations and distinctive takes on well-known songs.
The sons of beloved bandleader Dave Brubeck, drummer Dan Brubeck and bassist/trombonist Chris Brubeck perform with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb in a quartet that celebrates their straight-ahead jazz roots while incorporating influences from funk, blues and world music.
“BBQ attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious. There’s really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness.” — All About Jazz
Pink Martini | Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Pink Martini returns with vocalist China Forbes for one night only to perform their singular blend of vintage pop, jazz, classical and global styles. Formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, these versatile, top-notch players bring heart, humor and cosmopolitan flair to everything they perform. “If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band,” Lauderdale says.
With a remarkable career as soloist, composer and bandleader, NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY®‐winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis remains a vital force in jazz today. Known for their telepathic communication, depth of original repertoire, expressive melodies and unrivaled spirit, his quartet remains one of the genre’s most innovative and forward-thinking ensembles.