Branford Marsalis

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.  

Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets in history, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Branford has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist with such acclaimed orchestras such as the Chicago, Detroit, Dusseldorf and North Carolina Symphonies and the Boston Pops, with a growing repertoire that includes compositions by Copland, Debussy, Glazunoc, Ibert, Mahler Milhaid, and Vaughn Williams.  Making his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic in the summer of 2010, Marsalis was again invited to join them as a soloist in their 2010-2011 concert series where he unequivocally demonstrated his versatility and prowess, bringing "a gracious poise and supple tone... and insouciant swagger" (New York Times) to the repertoire.

Whether on stage, in the recording studio, in the classroom, or in the community, Branford Marsalis embodies a commitment to musical excellence and a determination to keep music at the forefront.

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