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San Francisco String Trio – The Sgt. Pepper Project

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Bankhead Presents San Francisco String Trio

Two-time Grammy Award-winner violinist Mads Tolling, six-time DownBeat Magazine International Critics Poll-winner guitarist Mimi Fox, and internationally-acclaimed bassist and vocalist Jeff Denson, have forged their musical talents into a new super group, the San Francisco String Trio.

With an eclectic and riveting mix of musical styles that cross every genre from tango to funk, the Trio delivers a powerful and compelling experience that defies classification. The Sgt. Pepper Project and their album “May I Introduce You” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beatles album, delivering favorite songs in a fresh, astonishingly creative, and unexpected way.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet

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Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.

Branford grew up in the rich musical environment of New Orleans, the son of famed pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis and the oldest of his three jazz-playing siblings. He formed his own quartet in 1986 and has taken guest turns with such giants of the jazz world as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins. Among his many credits, Branford has composed for Broadway, toured with Sting, served as musical director for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and appeared on numerous other television and radio programs. He is a frequent soloist in jazz performance and, increasingly, in the classical universe as well.

Known for the telepathic communication among its uncommonly consistent personnel, its deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit in both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.

“One of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today.”  — Associated Press

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Upcoming Events

Fri 21
Fri 21

The Last Romance

Fri, September 21 @ 8:00 pm
Organizer: Encore Players
Sat 22

The Art of Drama

Sat, September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 22

The Last Romance

Sat, September 22 @ 2:00 pm
Organizer: Encore Players
Sat 22

The Last Romance

Sat, September 22 @ 8:00 pm
Organizer: Encore Players

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