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Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis is the eldest son in the "first family of jazz." Born August 26, 1960, Marsalis is an established saxophonist and outspoken iconoclast. He has collaborated with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Terence Blanchard, Sting, Guru, Miles Davis, Bruce Hornsby and brother Wynton. He was the original bandleader for "The Tonight ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Music Department
Sea of Love Soundtrack
Sneakers Music Department


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 2020 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (score producer)
 2005 Harry & Branford: A Duo Occasion (TV Movie documentary) (music mixer) / (music performer)
 2004 She Hate Me (musician: score)
 2003 Branford Marsalis Quartet: Coltrane's a Love Supreme (TV Special) (tenor saxophone)
 2003 Osuofia in London (Video) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 2001 A Huey P. Newton Story (TV Movie documentary) (musician: soprano saxophone and tenor saxophone)
 2000 Once in the Life (conductor) / (music programmer) / (musician: soprano saxophone) / (orchestrator)
 1992-1995 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (musical director - 291 episodes)
- Episode #3.234 (1995) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.211 (1994) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.209 (1994) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.196 (1994) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.189 (1994) ... (musical director)
 1992 Malcolm X (musician: tenor and soprano saxophones, special appearance)
 1992 Sneakers (musician)
 1990 The Russia House (featured musician: saxophone solo)
 1989 Public Enemy: Fight the Power (Music Video) (saxophone)
 1989 Do the Right Thing (musician: tenor and soprano saxophone, The Natural Spiritual Orchestra)
 1988 School Daze (musician)
 1985 Sting: Fortress Around Your Heart (Music Video) (musician)
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