Branford Marsalis

Quick Facts

  • Saxophonist and composer
  • His father, Ellis Marsalis was pianist and jazz teacher, and his mother was a jazz singer. Three brothers are also jazz musicians.
  • He has collaborated with musicians such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Bruce Hornsby, Harry Connick, Jr., Sting, and the Grateful Dead.
  • Was music director of The Tonight Show (with Jay Leno) for 3 years
  • Has acted in a few movies and television
  • Won several awards including 3 Grammys with the his father and brothers
  • Has taught at several universities and workshops
  • Composed music for broadway shows


  • Branford Marsalis poster (PDF)

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