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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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Albums

Upward Spiral
Upward Spiral
Okeh
2016
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A Love Supreme - Live in Amsterdam
A Love Supreme - Live...
Okeh
2015
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In My Solitude - Live at Grace Cathedral
In My Solitude - Live...
Okeh
2015
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Four MFs Playin' Tunes
Four MFs Playin' Tunes
Marsalis Music
2012
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Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy
Songs Of Mirth And...
Marsalis Music
2011
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Metamorphosen
Metamorphosen
Marsalis Music
2009
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