The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. What has emerged from the partnership, after an intense week of performance and recording in New Orleans, is a new album, entitled Upward Spiral.
Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the forthcoming book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
The Esbenshade Series at Marietta College will have its performance kick off with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn in concert at the Peoples Bank Theatre.