Timeline

  • 2001
    April

    Branford tours selected dates in the U.S. and Japan with the conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, playing selections from his classical album entitled Creation.

  • 2001
    March

    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.

  • 2001
    February

    Contemporary Jazz earns Branford his third Grammy award; this time in the category, "Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group".

  • 2001
    January

    Branford's Quartet performs for the first time in Australia as part of festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

  • 2000
    September

    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.

  • 2000
    August

    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.

  • 2000
    February

    Branford is nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Individual or Group" for Requiem.

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