The Indiana University Auditorium, located in the heart of Indiana University's Bloomington campus, has been a host for the last sixty years to the world's top performers from the Metropolitan Opera and Les Miserables to Mikhael Gorbachev.
As one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time, three-time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis, along with the Branford Marsalis Quartet, will bring new energy to the Bloomington jazz scene and to the IU Auditorium stage.
Marsalis is widely known for his time as musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno and his work on the Spike Lee film School Daze. Since his early acclaim as a saxophonist, Marsalis has refined and expanded his talents and horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader, and educator, including the creation of the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Marsalis himself has played with a legion of jazz giants, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins. His unparalleled energy and versatility enrich his contribution to the art of jazz.
Contest begins Friday, March 1. The winner will be chosen on Friday, March 22 and notified via email.