George Brown Quintet | Entertainment Picks | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

George Brown Quintet 

Sunday May 15 @ Cathedral of the Madeleine

Pin It

Jazz was created in brothels and bars in New Orleans and perfected in raucous New York City clubs in the wee hours of the morning. Cathedrals are quiet places to hear a choir praising God while accompanied by a pipe organ. Nevertheless, the uniquely American art form will be paired with Old World architecture and religious relics when the George Brown Quintet plays a concert at the Cathedral of the Madeleine on the night of May 15—the Sabbath, no less.

The title of the concert is Jazz Reflections on Worship and Community, the third event in The Madeleine Festival, a series of six Sunday-night concerts that runs through June 5. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. and admission is free. George Brown, originally from Louisiana, has been leading his Utah quintet since the early 1990s.

What will happen when stained glass gets combined with an extended saxophone solo? Worship may never seem the same.

George Brown Quintet @ Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, May 15, 8 p.m., free.

Pin It

More by Geoff Griffin

  • Surviving Sundance

    An insider's take on the sights, sounds and tastes of Sundance.
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • Stay & Play

    Where to bed down, whether you're a ski bum or a Sundance starlet
    • Nov 12, 2014
  • Sun Valley, Idaho

    Idaho's Sun Valley shines in the summer
    • Aug 13, 2014
  • More »

Latest in Entertainment Picks


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • The Essential A&E Picks for April 26-May 2

    Wasatch Theatre Co.: What We’re Up Against, Salt Lake Men’s Choir: 35 Years and Counting, Compagnia T.P.O.: Farfalle and more.
    • Apr 25, 2018
  • The Essential A&E Picks for May 3-9

    May the Fourth Be with You & Free Comic Book Day, Utah Symphony: Strauss’ Don Quixote and Zarathustra, Jay Leno and more.
    • May 2, 2018

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation