Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

music department, actor, composer

Branford Marsalis was born on Aug 26, 1960 in USA. Branford Marsalis's big-screen debut came with Throw Momma from the Train directed by Danny DeVito in 1987, strarring Lester. Branford Marsalis is known for A Huey P. Newton Story directed by Spike Lee, Roger Guenveur Smith stars as Huey P. Newton and Rahum Brown as Black Panther. Branford Marsalis has got 11 awards and 15 nominations so far. The most recent award Branford Marsalis achieved is New York Film Critics, Online. The upcoming new movie Branford Marsalis plays is Ma Rainey's Black Bottom which will be released on Dec 18, 2020.

Branford Marsalis is the eldest son in the "first family of jazz." Born August 26, 1960, Marsalis is an established saxophonist and outspoken iconoclast. He has collaborated with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Terence Blanchard, Sting, Guru, Miles Davis, Bruce Hornsby and brother Wynton. He was the original bandleader for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" for nearly three years until he walked away to return to his love, jazz music.

  • Birthday

    Aug 26, 1960
  • Place of Birth

    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Also known


Known For


11 wins & 15 nominations

New York Film Critics, Online
Best Use of Music
Winner - NYFCO Award
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
Most Performed Themes
Winner - ASCAP Award
Most Performed Themes
Winner - ASCAP Award
Most Performed Themes
Winner - ASCAP Award
Most Performed Themes
Winner - ASCAP Award
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