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Marsalis, Branford

Born: 1960 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Saxophonist

1960 – Born on the 26th of August in Breaux Bridge.

1980 – He began his professional career playing with Art Blakey’s big band, Clark Terry, and Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

1982 – He played with his brother Wynton’s group, then left to play in Sting’s backup band.

1985 – He appeared at Live Aid as Sting’s only accompaniment and later joined by Phil Collins.

         – He joined a backing band for rock star Sting on recording the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles

1986 – He set up his own group.

1992 – He signed on as bandleader for Jay Leno’s version of The Tonight Show.

1995 – He was musical director of the Tonight Show Band.

2005 – He announced on the 6th of December, plans for a Musicians’ Village in New Orleans.