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Branford Marsalis Edit Profile


Branford Marsalis, Musician. Winner Down Beat magazine's readers' poll, best soprano sax player, 1991-1992; Grammy award, Best Pop Instrumental 1994 for "Barcelona Mona"with Bruce Hornsby. M C.


Marsalis, Branford was born on August 26, 1960 in Breaux Bridge, Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Ellis Marsalis.


Student, Southern University, 1978. Student, Berklee College Music, 1981.


Member Art Blakey big band, 1980, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, 1981, Wynton Marsalis Quintet, 1982—1985. Independent saxophonist, since 1983. Bandleader The Tonight Show, Los Angeles, 1992-1995.


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  • Other Work

    • Recording Artist: (with Wynton Marsalis) Wynton Marsalis, 1981, Think of One, 1983, Hot House Flowers, 1984, Black Codes (From the Underground), 1985, Popular Songs. The Best of Wynton, 2001, (with Dizzy Gillespie) New Faces, 1984, Closer to the Source, 1984, (with Miles Davis) Decoy, 1984, (with Andy Jaffe) Manhattan Projects, 1984, (with Kevin Eubanks) Opening Nights, 1985, (with Carole King) City Streets, 1989, (with Art Blakey) Concord Jazz Heritage Series, 1979, Live at Montreux and Northsea, 1980, Keystone 3, 1982, Art Blakey (Timeless), 2001, (with Harry Connick Junior) We Are in Love, 1990, Songs I Heard, 2001, (with James Taylor) New Moon Shine, 1991, Hourglass, 1997, New Moon Shine/Never Die Young., 2000, (with Bela Fleck) Tales From the Acoustic Planet, 1994, Ten From Little Worlds, 2003, Little Worlds, 2003, (with Sting) Dream of the Blue Turtles, 1985, Bring on the Night, 1986, Nothing Like the Sun, 1987, The Soul Cages, 1991, Mercury Falling, 1996, Strange Fruit, 1997, Brand New Day, 1999, and appeared on many other recordings.

      (solo albums) Romances for Saxophone, 1986, Royal Garden Blues, 1986, Renaissance, 1986, Random Abstract, 1987, Tio Jeepy, 1988, Crazy People Music, 1990, The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born, 1991, Bloomington, 1991, I Heard You Twice the First Time, 1992, Dark Keys, 1996, Requiem, 1999, Contemporary Jazz, 2000, Creation, 2001, Footsteps of Our Fathers, 2002, Romare Beardon Revealed (Live), 2003, Steep Anthology, 2004. Appears on:(Guru) Jazzmatazz, 1995. Composer various pieces including No Backstage Pass, Solstice, Waiting for Rain, (video) David and Goliath, 1993, (film) Bring on the Night, 1985, Throw Momma From The Train, 1987, School Daze, 1988, Mo' Better Blues, 1990, The Music Tells You, 1992, Mr.

      And Mistress Loving, 1996, Eve's Bayou, 1997, Men in Black soundtrack, 1997, and others (television movie) To My Daughter with Love, 1994.


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