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Alexa Tarantino Quartet

Alexa Tarantino Quartet

Friday, March 1
7:30pm in Stewart Theatre

$30-$35 | $10 NC State Students | $20 Faculty/Staff
PRE-SHOW TALK at 6:30pm in Talley, Room 3222

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[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew…an indomitable force for expression, education, and for absolute excellence.

Wynton Marsalis

About the Event

Jazz saxophone and woodwind artist Alexa Tarantino wowed us in February 2023 when she played here with the inimitable Cécile McLorin Salvant. Given her sheer talent onstage combined with her kindness backstage, we knew we had to bring her back. In addition to touring with Cécile, you’ll also find Alexa on the road with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and her own Alexa Tarantino Quartet (who will be performing with her in Stewart Theatre).

Alexa holds a master’s degree from Julliard, a bachelor’s from the Eastman School of Music and is adored by critics. She’s been triple-nominated as a Rising Star Alto Saxophonist by Downbeat Magazine’s Critics’ Poll from 2020-2022, and was named one of the Top 5 Alto Saxophonists of 2019 by the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll. Be transported to a hip basement jazz club with one of the most gifted multi-instrumentalists around.

Pre-show Talk

Join us for a moderated chat with Alexa before she steps on the stage. This is your chance to ask questions to a rising jazz star.

Friday, March 1 at 6:30pm in Talley, Room 3222

Class for NC State students

While Alexa is in town, she’ll lead NC State student musicians in a jazz workshop. This is a rare learning opportunity for students to spend time with a professional touring musician.

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Create Your Own Series and enjoy jazz all year long! Combine tickets for Alexa Tarantino Quartet on March 1 with tickets to Hiromi’s Sonicwonder on October 20 and Pedrito Martínez Group on March 23 and save 20%.

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NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to everyone. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at Learn more about accessibility at NC State LIVE.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. 

Face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

It Takes a Village

NC State LIVE is supported in part by grants from the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.