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Marsalis Family Video!

Check out this fantastic video about Ellis Marsalis and the Marsalis Family, produced by the National Endowment for the Arts:
http://marsalismusic.com/content/nea-jazz-masters-tribute-marsalis-family

Submitted by Courtney on January 31st, 2011 — 04:40pm

25% off your entire order at the Marsalis Music online store this month!

From now through January 1, please visit the Marsalis Music online store and receive 25% off of your entire purchase with the discount code MMHOLIDAY. Whether you are decorating holiday cookies to the jolly music of Harry Connick, Jr.’s Music From The Happy Elf, or celebrating the bond of family and friends while listening to Music Redeems from the Marsalis Family, or being reminded of the holiday traditions from your cultural homeland of Puerto Rico with the music of Miguel Zenón or of New Orleans with Bob French’s interpretations of Crescent City standards, Marsalis Music can provide you with your holiday soundtrack, or the perfect gift for a loved one.

Submitted by Courtney on December 5th, 2014 — 01:50pm

Discounted Holiday Bundles Available in our Online Store!

Please visit the Marsalis Music store for specially priced bundles of merchandise available now through January 1 to help you celebrate the holiday season.

We are featuring a bundle of Marsalis Family CDs that come with a poster signed by Ellis, Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo & Jason Marsalis.

Our store is the only place where you can purchase Harry Connick, Jr’.s Music From The Happy Elf CD together with The Happy Elf children’s book written by Harry himself.

Also featured is the opportunity to purchase the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s Four MFs Playin’ Tunes CD together with a poster signed by all four members of the band.

In addition to our special packages, you can enter Discount Code MMCHEER at checkout to receive 20% off of your entire order!*

*discount does not apply to bundles Read more »

Submitted by Courtney on November 5th, 2013 — 03:41pm

Saturday's BMQ Shows at Scullers Cancelled

Unfortunately, tonight’s (Saturday’s) BMQ shows at Scullers have now also been cancelled due to the road conditions following the storm. Tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) shows at 4 PM & 7 PM are still on, but we’ll continue to keep you updated if things change. We’ll be rescheduling this weekend’s cancelled shows to a later date and again, are very sorry for the inconvenience. - The BM Team

Submitted by Ben on February 9th, 2013 — 04:43pm

Tonight's BMQ Shows at Scullers Cancelled Due To Weather

Tonight’s BMQ shows at Scullers have been cancelled due to the weather. There will be an added show at 4 PM on Sunday. Please call the club for more information. 617-562-4111 We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Submitted by Ben on February 8th, 2013 — 10:08am

Bob French 1938 - 2012

Iconic New Orleans drummer and Marsalis Music Honors Series musician Bob French passed away on Monday, November 12. Some words from Branford Marsalis about Mr. French:

 “Bob was an amazing musician, with very strong opinions. When it comes to music, he was always more right than he was wrong; and because I had the mentality that focused on the message, regardless of the delivery, I am a better musician because of him. I will miss the man, and the musician greatly.”

Submitted by Courtney on November 14th, 2012 — 11:01am

Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo / Songs of Mirth and Melancholy - World Premiere

Branford and JoeyTickets are now on sale for the WORLD PREMIERE of Branford Maralis & Joey Calderazzo’s duo project, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy, at the 2011 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The performance takes place at The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, Ontario on June 29. For more information and to purchase your tickets today, please visit the jazz festival’s website! We hope to see you there.

Born of an evolving love of music and set in the deep focus of serious listening and learning, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy, is full of virtuosity and joy, touching the listener with its expressiveness, melody, emotion; those elements of music that transcend genre and period and speak to us of inspiration and beauty. Comprised primarily of original compositions from each musician, a Wayne Shorter tune paying tribute to that great man and a nod to Brahms, the duo presented here provides the listener with a glimpse into their ever deepening musical journey.

The album is being released on June 7, 2011.
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Hearing VS. Listening

Publication: MusicalFoster.com
Author: Randall Foster
Date: October 26, 2010

MARSALIS MUSIC NOTE: We wanted to share this interesting piece with you simply as “food for thought.” We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Today we are inundated with noise.  Noise of every kind. Conversation, traffic, dogs barking, music, commercials, noise.  We are constantly bombarded with this noise until we are desensitized to it.  After thinking quite a bit on this subject I turned to Google to see what others had said about this. It turns out that this is a hot-bed topic.  The majority of the results I found were scholarly and business-management types of articles but nonetheless I think I may have found what I was looking for.
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Esta Plena Receives Latin Grammy Nomination!

Miguel ZenónMiguel Zenón’s most recent album, Esta Plena, has been nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy in the category of Jazz!! To learn more about the Latin Grammy awards and to see the other nominees, please click here. To pick up your copy of Miguel’s album, please visit our store page. Congratulations, Miguel!

Miguel is on tour this fall, so be sure to check the Events page on MarsalisMusic.com to see if he will be coming to a town near you!!

Submitted by Ben on September 10th, 2010 — 12:03pm

Congrats, Bob!!

Congratulations to Marsalis Music’s good friend, Bob Blumenthal, whose new book about Sonny Rollins (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SONNY!!) is officially out. You may purchase Bob’s new book, Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins, from Amazon.com.

Bob also recently participated in an interview with Jazz Times. In the interview, Bob discusses his new book, his career as a writer and his passion for the printed word. Please click here to read the interview.

Best wishes to Bob and his terrific new book!!