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Branford Marsalis

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: August 26, 1960    

Branford Marsalis

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee composer Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award® winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002 that has allowed him to produce both his own projects and those of the jazz world’s most promising new and established artists.

Marsalis made his Broadway debut as the composer of original music for the Tony Award® winning Broadway revival of August Wilson’s play “Fences”. Marsalis received a Tony nomination in the category of category of “Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre” and a 2010 Drama Desk Award® for “Outstanding Music in a Play” for his participation. Following these successes, Marsalis was asked to score the 2011 Broadway premiere of “The Mountaintop” starting Samuel Jackson and Angela Bassett....
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  • Four MFs Playin' Tunes

    Marsalis Music
    2012
  • Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy

    Marsalis Music
    2011
  • Metamorphosen

    Marsalis Music
    2009
  • Braggtown

    Marsalis Music
    2006
  • Eternal

    Marsalis Music
    2004
  • Romare Bearden Revealed

    Marsalis Music
    2004
  • The Steep Anthology

    Columbia Records
    2004
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Four MFs Playin' Tunes
Marsalis Music (2012)

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