KAUFFMAN CENTER ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED
BRANFORD MARSALIS PERFORMANCE DATE
**Branford Marsalis Quartet will perform with Kurt Elling on July 31**
Kansas City, MO – The Branford Marsalis Quartet and special guest Kurt Elling will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31 in Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The group’s original May 11 performance date was postponed due to weather-related artist travel delays.
Tickets for the performance are available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. Those who purchased tickets for the original performance date are asked to call the Kauffman Center Box Office.
ABOUT BRANFORD MARSALIS AND KURT ELLING
Energetic jazz group Branford Marsalis Quartet unites with Kurt Elling, one of jazz’s foremost singers, for a lively night of innovative, spirited and provocative music. Branford Marsalis is a multiple award-winning musician and composer celebrated for his achievements in classical music and jazz. Pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner make up the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Technically versatile and a true jazz musician, Kurt Elling has been honored with awards and accolades from across the world. This performance will showcase Upward Spiral, a collection blending songbook staples, jazz standards and original material. Upward Spiral was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album in this year’s GRAMMY Awards.
KAUFFMAN CENTER PRESENTS SERIES SCHEDULE
2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents Events:**
•Tuesday, July 18 – Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour – 7 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
• Wednesday, July 26 – Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Sarah Jarosz –
7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
• Monday, July 31 – Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling – 7 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
• Saturday, August 12 – Herbie Hancock – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
• Tuesday, September 5 – YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
• Saturday, November 11 – Vienna Boys Choir – 8 p.m., Helzberg Hall
**Events announced to date. Additional performances will be announced leading up to and throughout the 2017-2018 season. Updates are available at www.kauffmancenter.org/events-tickets/kauffman-center-presents/.
ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a major not-for-profit center for music, opera, theater and dance designed by Moshe Safdie, opened in 2011. Serving as a cultural cornerstone for Kansas City and the region, the Kauffman Center delivers extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. Honored as one of the World’s 15 Most Beautiful Concert Halls, the Kauffman Center attracts some of the world’s most renowned performers and entertainers.
Through educational outreach programs and community enrichment, the Kauffman Center supports Kansas City as a cultural destination. More information on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available at www.kauffmancenter.org.
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts would like to thank our Premier Partner, Saint Luke’s Health System and official building sponsor and Kauffman Center Presents series sponsor, Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City for their generous support of the 2017-18 Kauffman Center Presents series.