Branford Marsalis

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Date of Birth August 26, 1960
Place of Birth Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Age 60 years old
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Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis is an American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a soloist with classical ensembles and has led the group Buckshot LeFonque. From 1992 to 1995 he led The Tonight Show Band.

Born: August 26, 1960, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Saxophone
Years active: 1980–present
Labels: Columbia, CBS, Marsalis Music
Associated acts: Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Sting, The Tonight Show Band
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About Branford Marsalis

Jazz saxophonist who led the eponymous Branford Marsalis Quartet and Buckshot LeFonque. He has appeared on more than twenty albums as bandleader, including the Mo' Better Blues soundtrack.

Branford Marsalis Before Fame

He toured Europe with Art Blakey during his time at the Berklee College of Music.

Achievement of Branford Marsalis

He worked on The Dream of the Blue Turtles, Sting's first solo project.

Branford Marsalis Family Life

He was born into a musical family: his mother, Dolores, was a pianist and his father, Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., was a music professor and jazz musician. His brothers, Jason, Wynton, Ellis III, and Delfeayo, were also well-known jazz musicians.

Associations of Branford Marsalis

He was the bandleader of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 until 1995.

Information related to Branford Marsalis

  • Marsalis Jams - Marsalis Jams is a program of the Music Education Initiative, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering music education in schools and colleges and to seeking innovative ways to enhance public and community support for the arts.
  • American jazz soprano saxophonists
  • Musicians from New Rochelle, New York
  • The Tonight Show Band members
  • Louisiana Creole people
  • African-American Catholics
  • African-American jazz musicians
  • Jazz musicians from New Orleans
  • American jazz saxophonists
  • Berklee College of Music alumni
Latest information about Branford Marsalis updated on April 16, 2021.

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