Northrop Presents

Branford Marsalis and Jean-Willy Kunz

Oct 2019
About the Event

Branford Marsalis, saxophone, and Jean-Willy Kunz, pipe organ

Combining saxophone and pipe organ may seem like an improbable duo, but acclaimed saxophonist Branford Marsalis, specialist of both jazz and classical music, and Jean-Willy Kunz, famed pipe organist and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal’s first organist in residence, have created this crossover concert full of surprising discoveries. All About Jazz raves, “Multi-genre music is a global phenomenon today. What singled out this concert from the crowd were the extraordinary virtuosity and rapport of Marsalis and Kunz on two infrequently paired instruments…and their excellent choice of classical pieces that could be readily appreciated by jazz fans.”

Related Events
Master Class with Jean-Willy Kunz

Mon, Sep 30, 7:00-8:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage
FREE and open to the public

On Mon, Sep 30, Jean-Willy Kunz will present an organ master class at Northrop. Kunz, a noted improviser and jazz organist, will give a non-classical and jazz improvisation presentation on the organ. Organ students from the School of Music will also perform for Kunz. The class is free and open to the public, and Pre-registration is encouraged. Enter the Carlson Family Stage theater through the doors on the main floor, east side.



Post-Performance Reception

Join us after the performance in Memorial Hall for refreshments and conversation.

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2019-20 Fall Music Program Cover