Arts Bravura Featuring the Branford Marsalis Quartet

Join us for an elegant cocktail buffet and benefit concert, featuring legendary Grammy-winning saxophonist and Tony-nominated composer Branford Marsalis, one of the most revered instrumentalists of our time.


Don’t miss his tight-knit quartet as they take the stage for a masterful performance of innovative and forward-thinking jazz. Dessert reception to follow.


Proceeds from Arts Bravura benefit the OFJCC’s performing arts season, allowing us to bring outstanding performers and speakers to the community.



6:00 PM – Cocktail buffet

7:30 PM – The Main Event – Branford Marsalis and his Quartet take the stage

9:00 PM – Dessert reception


Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities.


Branford Marsalis Quartet

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford clientuploads/Cultural_Arts/Music_Dance/Music/Branford-Marsalis-Quartet.jpgMarsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Marsalis and his Quartet of musical friends recently released Four MFs Playin’ Tunes.


On this new album, the song takes center stage, with the band members bringing their considerable musical expertise to bear, as they focus on each tune as an important musical entity unto itself and not merely a vehicle for showcasing individual talent.




Date: Thursday, May 1
Time: 6:00 PM

Benefit including cocktail buffet - $250 each

Concert-only tickets - $65 each

Location: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall


Individual benefit tickets and concert-only tickets available at the door.



Arts Bravura Sponsors



Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum



Barbara Oshman

Carol and Harry Saal



Catherine and Franklin Johnson
Adele and Mark Lieberman

Zach Rubin
Marian Scheuer Sofaer and Abraham D. Sofaer
Eta and Sass Somekh


$2,500 Patron

Jim Baer

Kim Boyanowski and Mitchell Weisman

Haute Cuisine Catering

Phyllis Koch
Dr. Susan and Mark R. Kroll
Madelene Wong and John Schwabacher


Lottie and Henry Burger

Sheryl and Tony Klein
The Ira A. Roschelle MD Family Foundation

Tzipi and Sam Tramiel



Irene Zoken Abrams

Martha and Michael Adler

Lisa Friedman and Jim Harris

Eve and Ross Jaffe

Sunny Kaplan

Martin Katz and Gabriele Loosen

Joanna and David Oshman

Stephanie and Peter Oshman

Margo Parmacek

Nancy and Norman Rossen

Dorothy R. Saxe

Ellen and Ron Shulman

Robert Swirsky and Steven Warner
Marilyn Taubman



Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to become a sponsor or contact Susan Wolfe at (650) 223-8614 for more information.


Thank you to the Palo Alto Sheraton and Westin Hotels for providing accommodations for this performer.  

The Sheraton Palo Alto HotelThe Westin Palo Alto Hotel