BRANFORD MARSALIS Biography - Musicians


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  Name: Branford Marsalis                                                             
  Born: 26 August 1960 Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, U.S.                                 
  Genre: Jazz, Post-bop                                                               
  Instrument: Saxophones                                                             
  Branford Marsalis (August 26, 1960, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American       
  jazz and classical saxophonist.                                                     
  He is the oldest of the six Marsalis brothers, sons of Delores Ferdinand           
  Marsalis and pianist Ellis Marsalis, Jr.: Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III,     
  Delfeayo Marsalis, Mboya Kinyatta, and Jason Marsalis. Wynton, Delfeayo, and       
  Jason are also jazz musicians. Ellis is a poet, photographer, and network           
  engineer based in Baltimore.                                                       
  Branford is most prominently known in jazz as a tenor and soprano saxophonist.