Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. to Headline NBA All-Star Weekend Show

Date: 02.12.2008
Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Jeff Tamarkin

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Submitted by Ben on February 12th, 2008 — 01:00am

NBA All-Star Game to Include Three Days of Musical Acts

Date: 02.11.2008
Publication: The Associated Press

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Submitted by Ben on February 11th, 2008 — 01:00am

Musicians appreciate effort of fellow entertainer Brad Pitt

Date: 12.14.2007
Publication: The Times-Picayune
Author: Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis

We wanted to express our appreciation for the very important home-building project that Brad Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation have launched in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.

As native New Orleanians who retain deep ties through family and friends, we know that our gratitude mirrors that of countless residents, both those who have already returned and those still hoping to return to this beautiful and unique city.
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Submitted by Ben on December 14th, 2007 — 01:00am

Marsalis Family Q&A

Marsalis Music
02.04.2003

ELLIS MARSALIS

• During your formative years, how did radio serve as an influence?

 I learned a lot about listening as a result of the radio.  From the popular standard fare such as Tommy Dorsey, Helen O’Connell and Glenn Miller to the mystery shows such as Lights Out, The Shadow, Superman and the Lone Ranger, whose theme song came from Rossini.  Later, I heard a modern show that was programming the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker and I said Wow! What is THAT?  That experience caused me to move into the direction that I would ultimately pursue.
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