Branford Marsalis

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Birthday
26, 1960
Birthplace
Breaux Bridge, LA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Breaux Bridge, LA

About

Jazz saxophonist who led the eponymous Branford Marsalis Quartet and Buckshot LeFonque. He has appeared on more than twenty albums as bandleader, including the Mo' Better Blues soundtrack.

Before Fame

He toured Europe with Art Blakey during his time at the Berklee College of Music.

Trivia

He worked on The Dream of the Blue Turtles, Sting's first solo project.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family: his mother, Dolores, was a pianist and his father, Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., was a music professor and jazz musician. His brothers, Jason, Wynton, Ellis III, and Delfeayo, were also well-known jazz musicians.

Associated With

He was the bandleader of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 until 1995.