Soprano Jessica Rivera Returns to Alma Mater With Pianist Robert Spano
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The last date listed for Soprano Jessica Rivera & Pianist Robert Spano was Sunday October 20, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Legendary jazz saxophonist, Tony-nominated composer and three-time Grammy winner Branford Marsalis brings his innovative ensemble to Pepperdine. Born in New Orleans to one of the most famous families in jazz, Branford attracted attention as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton's quintet before emerging as a top-flight bandleader in the mid-'80s. He was the musical director of the Tonight Show for two years in the 1990s, and has collaborated with musicians ranging from Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins to Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“In a string of brilliant appearances with the San Francisco and, most recently, Berkeley Symphony orchestras, soprano Jessica Rivera has established herself as a singer of uncommon vocal luster and musical intelligence.” —San Francisco Classical Voice
“Vocally, the evening’s star was soprano Jessica Rivera, who sang … with a stunning blend of tonal warmth, emotional depth and precision.” —San Francisco Chronicle