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Branford Marsalis

1960 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Saxophone

Genres: Classical Music, Jazz

The eldest child of "The First Family of Jazz," Branford Marsalis has forged his own musical identity, incorporating a vast scope of genres thanks to his remarkable versatility and innovative spirit. As a sideman, the saxophonist has played with some of the giants of jazz: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins. The accomplished artist also assumes a mentoring role, supporting a new generation of musicians through his work at his record label, Marsalis Music, and as a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the U.S.


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