Jazz sax and Tonight Show bandleader, and the brother of Wynton Learson Marsalis.
He toured Europe with Art Blakey while still a student at the Berklee College of Music.
An American Sax player born in Louisiana, he led the jazz group the Branford Marsalis Quartet.
He was born to parents Dolores and Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., a music professor and a jazz pianist.
He was in The Police with Sting.