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Silver Spring Jazz Festival 2013


Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

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The Silver Spring Jazz Festival is a free annual event in Downtown Silver Spring featuring a variety of jazz performances. The performances are held outdoors so bring a blanket and/or beach chair. A wide variety of food will be available to purchase from local restaurants. Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award-nominee Branford Marsalis will headline the 2013 event. Additional performance information to be announced.

Date and Time

September 7, 2013, 4:30 - 10 p.m.

Festival Location

Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, at the intersection of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland

Transportation and Parking

Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The concert is located a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station. Public parking facilities are located at the corner of Cameron Street and Second, and at the corner of Colesville Road and Spring Street.

About Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis gained initial acclaim in the early 1980s through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet. He also performed and recorded with jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins. He has also collaborated with diverse artists such as Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. Marsalis served as the musical director of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno for two years in the early 1990s.

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