Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

 

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Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. He has been cited as "arguably the most respected living U.S. jazz instrumentalist".[1] 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.

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The Jazz Messengers
 
I Heard You Twice the First Time
 
I Heard You Twice the First Time is a jazz album by Branford Marsalis that explores different aspects of the blues, featuring guest appearances from B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Russell Malone, Wynton Marsalis and Linda Hopkins.
Crazy People Music
 
Crazy People Music is a jazz album featuring the Branford Marsalis Quartet, led by saxophonist Branford Marsalis and featuring Kenny Kirkland, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Robert Hurst.
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
 
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is a jazz album by Branford Marsalis, leading a trio with Jeff "Tain" Watts and Robert Hurst and with guest appearances from Wynton Marsalis and Courtney Pine.

Photos - Branford Marsalis354

Popular Albums21

Album Appearances & References28

Live Album Appearances & References8

Song Appearances & References2

Musical Groups2

Minor Film Appearances1

Soundtrack Film Appearances4

TV Shows6

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers18

Other Music-Related Relationships9

Personal & Professional Relationships5

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations5

Events1

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Videos5

Spotify - Albums9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles17

Branford Marsalis talks classical vs. jazz and Donald Trump
  –  March 1, 2018
Speaking on the phone a few weeks ago from his home in North Carolina, Branford Marsalis was looking ahead to a short run ... When Marsalis was in Ottawa at the 2014 Music and Beyond Festival, he also played the Glazunov at Dominion-Chalmers United Church ...
Around Town 1
  –  March 2, 2018
Many famous jazz artists are expected perform and to enjoy jazz music with audiences. The lineup includes Branford Marsalis Quartet, Lauryn Hill, Jessie J, Maceo Parker, Arturo Sandoval & His All-Star Band, Chris Botti, Iron & Wine, Gretchen Parlato ...
Sweet sounds of sax and swing in supply for the weekend
  –  March 7, 2018
Legendary jazzman Branford Marsalis plays with the classics, the jitterbug invades the War Museum, and Ottawa's Rob Frayne triumphs on this weekend's list. He's a musical force who is also engaging, generous and opinionated: Branford Marsalis will ...
Jon Batiste on the 'fraternity' of late night TV bandleaders
  –  March 6, 2018
After talking with Questlove, Shaffer and even former "Tonight Show" musicians like Branford Marsalis and Kevin Eubanks, Batiste felt ready to take on his new role, as well as an extreme sense of pride in being apart of such an illustrious group of late ...
ABAC Jazz Ensemble to perform on Thursday evening at Kirbo Center
  –  March 6, 2018
Past festivals have showcased such jazz greats as Nat Adderley, Bobby Shew, Victor Goines, Bill Watrous and Kevin Mahogany, as well as the ensembles of Branford Marsalis, Steve Turre, Joe Lovano, Maynard Ferguson and Count Basie to name a few. For more ...
Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell Returns to The Soraya
  –  March 5, 2018
His discography encompasses much of the major violin repertoire as well as ground-breaking collaborations across multiple musical genres with respected artists from the worlds of Pop (Sting, Josh Groban), Jazz (Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis), Bluegrass ...
Top 10 in March and April
  –  March 4, 2018
Admission is free. Call 336-747-1463 or visit www.associatedartists.org. March 22: The Secrest Artists Series will present “An Evening with Branford Marsalis” at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University. Saxophone player extraordinaire Marsalis ...
Around Town 1
  –  March 2, 2018
Many famous jazz artists are expected perform and to enjoy jazz music with audiences. The lineup includes Branford Marsalis Quartet, Lauryn Hill, Jessie J, Maceo Parker, Arturo Sandoval & His All-Star Band, Chris Botti, Iron & Wine, Gretchen Parlato ...
Branford Marsalis talks classical vs. jazz and Donald Trump
  –  March 1, 2018
Speaking on the phone a few weeks ago from his home in North Carolina, Branford Marsalis was looking ahead to a short run of classical concerts and the practising that he needed to do to be performance-ready. The week before the interview, the renowned ...
Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' highlights Jacksonville Symphony 2018-2019 season
  –  February 28, 2018
The Jacksonville Symphony on Wednesday announced a 2018-2019 season includes an opening concert featuring Branford Marsalis and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, will feature a Gala with guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein and will be highlighted by Mozart’s ...
MULTI-WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST WILL BOYD RELEASES DEBUT CD "LIVE AT RED PIANO LOUNGE"!
  –  February 25, 2018
After that was Grover Washington Jr., Branford Marsalis, James Carter, Kenny Garrett, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Sidney Bechet and his two major influences, Maceo and Charlie Parker"! While attending South Carolina State College ...
Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – February 2018
  –  February 23, 2018
That’s one jazz act out of 18. (Two, if Sting is reuniting his ’80s band with Branford Marsalis, but I doubt that, and not just because pianist Kenny Kirkland died in 1998.) There are 57 more acts listed on the poster, 10 of which I would count as jazz ...
Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery to perform in free Yale Jazz Ensemble concert
  –  February 23, 2018
The YJE has performed with or opened for The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, the World Saxophone Quartet, Jane Ira Bloom, Jimmy Owens, and Branford Marsalis.
Encounters with Polish Culture at Festivals in Hong Kong
  –  February 22, 2018
She has worked with the world's greatest jazz musicians, including Pat Metheny, Bobby McFerrin, Branford Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy, Richard Bona, Youssu'n Dour, Ivan Linz, Oscar Castro-Neves, Makoto Ozone, Noa Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Sting. Anna Maria Jopek ...
All that jazz: 7 places to enjoy some hot sounds
  –  February 21, 2018
Info: clcillinois.edu. Branford Marsalis: The Grammy Award-winning saxophonist performs with his quartet in An Evening with Branford Marsalis at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.
Michael McDonald coming to Maryland Hall
  –  February 21, 2018
McDonald’s latest album, Wide Open (September 15, 2017), finds him collaborating with a number of special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. McDonald’s first album of original material in 17 years ...
WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Coming up next is a Mummers Mardi Gras Parade, music, art and more
  –  February 16, 2018
Call (215) 641-2687 or go to www.highlandshistorical.org/events-calendar. Kimmel Center: “From Classical To Jazz with Branford Marsalis” is presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 in Verizon Hall. Tickets range from $35-$50. The Kimmel Center for the Performing ...

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