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Branford Marsalis



Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. 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. Early life: Marsalis was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, the son of Dolores (née Ferdinand), a jazz singer and substitute teacher, and Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., a pianist and music professor. His brothers Jason Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III, and Delfeayo Marsalis, and father Ellis are also jazz musicians. Career: Musical beginnings: 1980-85: In the summer of 1980, while still a Berklee College of Music student, Marsalis toured Europe playing alto and baritone saxophone in a large ensemble led by drummer Art Blakey. Other big band experiences with Lionel Hampton and Clark Terry followed over the next year, and by the end of 1981 Marsalis, on alto saxophone, had joined his...

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On Aug 31, 2009. 10:57am
Sid said

Versatility and Soul, if you dont get Branford you dont get it.

On Apr 29, 2011. 10:03am
Christopher Lynch said

An extremely interesting and versatile musical voice - wonderful live too. Still enjoy listening to 'Trio Jeepy'. A far more lateral thinker musically than Wynton.

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