Timeline

  • 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.

  • 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
    February

    Branford and Jean-Willy Kunz

    Branford and Jean-Will Kunz, make their second saxophone and organ recital appearance, this time at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

  • 2017
    December

    Debut saxophone/ organ recital.

    Branford joins organist, Jean-Willy Kunz, for their debut saxophone and organ recital at La Maison Symphonique in Montreal.

  • 2017
    November

    Fuerza Puerto Rico! Jazz Benefit For Victims Of Hurrican Maria

    Branford joins Puerto Rico native, Miguel Zenón, and friends for a benefit concert at The Jazz Gallery in New York to help with victims of Hurricane Maria.

  • 2017
    November

    In the Studio with Anna Maria Jopek

    Branford joins vocalist Anna Maria Jopek and other leading Polish musicians in Warsaw to record the album Ulotne.

  • 2017
    October

    Branford returns to the studio with Kurt Elling

    Reuniting with Kurt Elling, Branford co-produces and makes a guest appearance on Elling’s Grammy nominated 2018 recording, The Questions.

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