Branford reunited with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a tour around the United States performing works by Debussy, Ibert, and Bryan.
EMMY nomination for Tulsa Burning
Branford receives an EMMY nomination for composing the music for the History Channel's documentary, Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre.
He is nominated in the category of Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score) - 2021.
BMQ – back on the road in Europe
After over a year hiatus due to the pandemic, the BMQ hits the road again for a European tour. The group makes stops in Tbilisi, Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow, Nice, Perugia, Karlsruhe and Thessaloniki.
Branford composes score for Tulsa Burning documentary
In March 2021, Branford writes and records the score for the May 2021 release of the History Channel’s documentary Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre.
Branford composes score and releases soundtrack for Netflix Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom featuring original music from Branford Marsalis, is out December 18, on Netflix. The film chronicles the life of "Mother of the Blues" Ma Rainey, and stars Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman in his final on-screen performance.
The soundtrack, featuring original music from Branford Marsalis, is also released on December 18 (via Milan Records)
Branford and Wynton cover Town & Country
Branford and his brother Wynton are featured on the cover of Town & Country magazine’s November issue. The issue discusses how the brothers are keeping New York’s jazz scene alive.
Branford and Harry perform at US Open Championship
Branford and his friend Harry Connick, Jr. perform “America the Beautiful” live in Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to the 2020 US Open Men’s Singles Championship.