Grammy award-winning Branford Marsalis is a 21st century mainstay of artistic excellence. As a saxophonist he brings new energy and new audiences to jazzart, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, and band-leader. Marsalis' tight-knit working band will be joined by Grammy winner Kurt Elling , one of the world's foremost jazz vocalists, whos accolades include winning DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years, being named "Male Singer of the Year".  The meeting of jazz's most intense band and one of jazz's foremost singers -will be anything but standard.