Creation, the most recent of his classical recordings, a collaboration with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is released. It features a program of jazz-influenced and inspired classics from early 20th century French composers, including Milhaud, Ravel, Debussy and others.
Contemporary Jazz earns Branford his third Grammy award; this time in the category, "Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group".
Branford's Quartet performs for the first time in Australia as part of festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Helping to shape the future of jazz in the classroom, Branford takes a part-time position with San Francisco State University as part of their music faculty.
Contemporary Jazz, Branford's twelfth album is released. This album features drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, bassist Eric Revis, and pianist Joey Calderazzo, successor to the late Kenny Kirkland.
Branford is nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Individual or Group" for Requiem.
Release of Requiem, Branford Marsalis' first quartet album since Crazy People Music in 1990. CD features late pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts.