Marsalis Music

Branford & Joey

Watch Branford and Joey talk about their album, Songs Of Mirth and Melancholy, on our “Videos” page.

Ellis Marsalis at the piano

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music

The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music is now open in New Orleans!

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Out Now!

’Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, featuring original music from Branford Marsalis, is out now 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 out now (via Milan Records).

“When I signed on to direct, I instantly knew I wanted to work with Branford Marsalis, because when you collaborate with Branford the composer/arranger, Branford the historian, musicologist, dramatist, and raconteur shows up as well,” director George C. Wolfe said in a statement. “And because he understands the inherently transgressive nature of the blues, Branford’s arrangements capture not only the cultural and regional DNA in Ma Rainey’s songs, but the wit and rage embedded in every note, shout, and moan.” Read more »

Submitted by crwadmin on December 21st, 2020 — 04:25pm

Branford Marsalis Quartet: The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, Available March 1st

The Branford Marsalis Quartet announce the release of their new album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, on March 1 via OKeh Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, and Marsalis Music.  Available now for preorder, the new album finds the celebrated ensemble at a new peak, addressing a kaleidoscope of moods with inspiration and group commitment.  Included in today’s preorder is the new track, “Snake Hip Waltz” – listen hereRead more »

Submitted by Bobby on January 11th, 2019 — 09:13am

Branford Marsalis to reunite with Grateful Dead members at Lockn' Festival 2018

Publication: Rolling Stone
Author: Richard Gehr
Date: May 2, 2018

A Grateful Dead late-career highlight will be celebrated during on August 26th, when Lockn’ Festival headliners Dead & Company – featuring John Mayer with former Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann – will reunite with jazz veteran Branford Marsalis, whose collaboration with the band at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum in March 1990 has become one of the Dead’s most legendary shows. Read more »

Submitted by Bobby on May 3rd, 2018 — 10:51am