Saxophonist Branford Marsalis
09/16/2011 at 9:00 a.m.
Branford Marsalis is a three–time Grammy winning saxophonist and composer. He works with new and established jazz musicians as the head of Marsalis Music, and teaches students new ways to think about jazz music. Today, Branford Marsalis joins us to talk about the legacy and future of jazz music, the importance keeping the culture of music thriving in New Orleans, and how jazz music shaped who he is and how he expresses himself today.
Plus, Michael Fagin joins us with a weekend weather forecast.
Branford Marsalis is performing with his band at Jazz Alley in Seattle (2033 6th Ave., Seattle) now through Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. each day.
Branford Marsalis is a world–renowned saxophonist. He's a three–time Grammy winner who works as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, a label he founded in 2002 so he could work with new and established jazz artists. Branford's work with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton Marsalis' quintet in the early 1980s brought him critical acclaim before he formed his own ensemble. He has also performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins.
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