Timeline

  • 2019
    March

    Upward Spiral is released

    On June 10, 2016, the Branford Marsalis Quartet releases their album, Secrets Between the Shadow and the Soul, their most emotionally wide-ranging and melody driven collection to date.

    "On their new album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, they reach a new peak, addressing a kaleidoscope of moods with inspiration and group commitment.” - Jazziz

  • 2019
    March

    BMQ Tours Euorpe

    On March 1, the Branford Marsalis Quartet kicks off their European tour at London's Barbican Centre to coincide with the release of their new album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul!

  • 2019
    January

    SF Jazz - A Tribute to Wayne Shorter

    While the legendary saxophonist, Wayne Shorter, recovers from an illness precluding travel, friends from his musical family gather to celebrate his incredible body of work. On the second of four nights, Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard join Shorter's longtime band Brian Blade, Danilo Perez, and John Patitucci for an evening of music at the SF Jazz Center honoring Wayne Shorter.

  • 2018
    July

    Jazz in Marciac

    On July 31, 2018, family patriarch Ellis Marsalis joins his sons, Branford and Wynton at Jazz in Marciac with Wynton’s quintet.

  • 2018
    May

    BMQ in the studio in Australia

    During a few days off in Melbourne, Australia, the quartet records their album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, in the Alexander Theatre at Monash University in Clayton, Australia.

  • 2018
    April

    April 30, 2018 International Jazz Day in St. Petersburg, Russia

    The All-Star Global Concert brings together a stellar lineup of international artists representing jazz and many other genres of music for a performance that spans styles, cultures and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, each year’s All-Star Global Concert takes place in a landmark venue. The 2018 All-Star Global Concert took place at St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre. The 2018 All-Star Global Concert featured nearly three dozen acclaimed artists representing 13 countries. Herbie Hancock and Igor Butman served as co-artistic directors. Branford performed along with some of his musician friends, Kurt Elling and James Morrison.

  • 2018
    April

    Branford Marsalis composes music for the Broadway play, “Children of a Lesser God”

    Marsalis teams up again with director, Kenny Leon, to compose and score the music for the 2018 Broadway revival of “Children of a Lesser God” starring Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff and Anthony Edwards. This play tells the story of an unconventional teacher at a school for the deaf and the remarkable woman he meets there.

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