The phrase 'music legend' gets thrown around a bit much these days, but cynics can rest assured that Monday night's jazz concert at Kingsbury Hall does indeed feature someone worthy of the aforementioned moniker. Composer and jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Wynton Marsalis brings his 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to town Monday night.
Marsalis, 49, is from New Orleans and is a member of the world-renowned Marsalis jazz family. He's won a Pulitzer Prize and is generally thought to be the best-known jazz musician in the world.
Even if you're a casual fan of jazz, you won't want to miss this. Marsalis and Co. last hit town in July 2008 to help re-dedicate Red Butte Garden. While onstage, the band blew through its normal litany of Marsalis compositions at its normal stunning height of musicianship. Salt Lake City jazz fans are right to have this date circled on their calendars as there's little reason to expect anything short of a great night. Think I'm a little geeked about this? Guilty as charged.
For folks who just don't like world-class jazz and prefer well-done indie rock, Interpol will be at In The Venue. Interpol's been around since ... The New York-based indie-rockers could be best known for their 2002 album:
If you find yourself in Park City on Monday, an intriguing rootsy Americana band, Elephant Revival, hits The Spur.
SLC'ers get another chance to see these guys on Feb. 26 at The Depot, when they open for Leftover Salmon. Here's a video shot of them down at Monroe's Mystic Hot Springs playing "Ring Around The Moon."
Monday night also features the Apex Manor at the Urban Lounge.
The Apex Manor from Pasadena are touring behind their debut called "The Year of Magical Drinking." The group's led by Ross Flournoy, formerly of The Broken West.
Here's Flournoy singing "Under The Gun," in the Rolling Stone magazine studios recently:
Moving into the rest of the week, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals hit the The Depot on Wednesday night.
The Vermont rockers last played Salt Lake in the Urban Lounge back in 2009. It'll be interesting to see if they can sell enough tickets to warrant the larger venue stop. I'm kind of intrigued to see if this band delivers live.
A lot of folks in the jamband community rave about their live show, but a recent CD left me a little flat about the group - largely due to some underwhelming lyrics. Fellow Vermont rockers, Chamberlin, will open up.
Here's the band playing its latest single, "Paris."
Also Wednesday night, the play "The Persian Quarter" resumes its popular run at the Salt Lake Acting Company.
Scott Murphy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and is on Twitter @murphyinfo