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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Art of Rock and Roll Walnut Street Gallery: Your source for Rock and Roll Fine Art and Memorabilia
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Branford Marsalis

This photograph of Branford Marsalis was taken by fine art photographer Paul Natkin.

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Branford Marsalis began his professional career in the early 1980s playing with Art Blakey's big band, Clark Terry, and Blakey's Jazz Messengers. From 1982 to 1985 he played with his brother Wynton's group, then left to play in Sting's backup band. In 1985, he appeared at Live Aid as Sting's only accompaniment (later joined by Phil Collins). In 1986 he set up his own group. From 1992 to 1995 he was musical director of the Tonight Show Band. He then set up the Buckshot LeFonque project which intended to combine jazz with rhythm and blues, hip hop, and rock. Throughout the early 1990s, Branford had a series of guest appearances with the Grateful Dead. He also collaborated with Bruce Hornsby, who played piano with The Dead during the early 1990s, on several of Hornsby's solo albums. Marsalis and Hornsby won a Grammy in 1993 for Best Pop Instrumental for their composition "Barcelona Mona" (created for the Barcelona Olympics). He also toured with Miles Davis in one of Davis' last bands.

Medium: Photograph
Edition Size: 50
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