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Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo

Duke Performances is excited to present our virtual season – The Show Must Go Online! High-quality, commissioned films featuring artists originally slated for in-person performances will premiere on Vimeo for ticket holders. Each film, shot following local safety protocols, is made in collaboration with an audio and video crew in each artist’s home city. 

General admission tickets are $10 per presentation and Duke Student tickets are available free of charge through the support of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University. Tickets go off sale at 8 PM ET on the day of the presentation. Ticket buyers will receive a unique Vimeo link to watch the presentation online from the Duke University Box Office before the listed start time. Films will be available for viewing for 72 hours.


Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is jazz music — from his Marsalis family devotion to traditional New Orleans jazz to the modernist edginess of his 2019 recording The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul. In between is a lifetime of learning, performing, composing, and educating as a longtime teacher/mentor at North Carolina Central University, as an explorer/performer of classical music, as a player with the Grateful Dead and Sting, a composer for Broadway and film including the Netflix original Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and as a winner of three GRAMMYs.

He returns to Duke Performances after a two-year hiatus for a virtual presentation on May 1, 2021, with pianist Joey Calderazzo (also an NCCU teacher/mentor). Marsalis and Calderazzo come prepared with fresh originals, familiar standards, and echoes of jazz history.


  • $10General
  • $0Duke Students
  • Sat, May 1, 2021 at 8:00pm