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Branford to be Featured Presenter at TEDxNOLA on Friday, August 27th!

Marsalis Music is excited to announce that our very own Branford Marsalis will be a featured presenter at TEDxNOLA on Friday, August 27th at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans, where along with other visionary intellects, Branford will explore the role that crisis plays in the development of groundbreaking ideas. Specifically, Branford and his interviewer, Lolis Eric Elie, a New Orleans based writer and filmmaker who recently joined the staff of the HBO series Treme, will discuss the creation of the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village.

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Submitted by Ben on August 18th, 2010 — 04:40pm

Marsalis Family announced as 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award recipients

It is with great pride and humility that I accept this award on behalf of the Marsalis family. The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship Award has special meaning to me as I was a member of the jazz panel at the inception of this award and had the opportunity to cast subsequent votes for many of the surviving jazz giants during my tenure. At that time I had no idea that we would be so honored by the NEA and placed in the company of such an esteemed group of individuals.

I hope my sons and I continue to exemplify the quality of excellence in the work that is expected from the recipient of such an honor. I wish to thank all of those panel members who consider our family worthy of this award and assure them we will not disappoint them in the future.” - Ellis Marsalis for the Marsalis Family Read more »

Submitted by Courtney on August 10th, 2010 — 12:39pm

Branford Marsalis Wins a 2010 Drama Desk Award!

Congratulations to Branford Marsalis for winning a 2010 Drama Desk award in the category of “Outstanding Music in a Play!!” Branford composed original music for the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s ‘Fences.’ Performances continue through the beginning of July at the Cort Theatre in New York City.

Submitted by admin on May 24th, 2010 — 12:00am

Miguel Zenón Receives TWO Grammy Nominations!!

Marsalis Music’s Miguel Zenón has received two Grammy nominations!! One for For Best Improvised Jazz Solo on ‘Villa Palmeras’ from his album ‘Esta Plena’ and the other for Best Latin Jazz Album. The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. We hope you’ll be watching!! Congratulations, Miguel!! 

Submitted by admin on December 3rd, 2009 — 01:00am

JIMMY COBB NAMED NEA JAZZ MASTER, AND OTHER HONORS

Date: 11.03.2008
Publication: MM Newsletter
Author: Marsalis Music Read more »

Submitted by Ben on November 3rd, 2008 — 01:00am