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Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis performing in 2011
Background information
Born August 26, 1960 (1960-08-26) (age 61)
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1980–present
Labels Columbia, CBS, Marsalis Music
Associated acts Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Sting, the Tonight Show Band

Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a soloist with classical ensembles and has led the group Buckshot LeFonque. From 1992 to 1995 he led the Tonight Show Band.

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