Harry and Branford Find Their Roots
Longtime friends and New Orleans’ natives Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis will explore their genealogy with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the national premiere episode of the new PBS series Finding Your Rootson Sunday, March 25 8-9pm EST. “In each hour-long episode, [host Gates] takes viewers along for the journey with one celebrity pair bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises of their family trees and shares life-altering discoveries.” Please check your local listings for the airtime on your local PBS station.
Get Ready for Record Store Day 2012
Officially launched in 2007, Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday in April. Bringing together fans, artist and over 700 independently owned record stores in the US (and hundreds more across the globe), RSD celebrates the art of music! This year Marsalis Music will join the celebration with a very special RSD release. Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook and check out the April newsletter for more details and… Get thee to a Record Store on April 21, 2012!
Branford with Angelique
Branford Marsalis performs as a special guest on Angelique Kidjo’s new album and DVD Spirit Rising. For more information about the project, please visit Angelique’s website.
A Jazz Conversation between Devin Phillips and Branford Marsalis
While in Portland for a duo performance with Joey Calderazzo, Branford took a moment to sit down with fellow New OrleanianDevin Phillips to catch up. In the oral tradition of the South, their conversation covered a wide variety of topics from the motivating factors of classical music to Branford’s appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef [along with another New Orleans’ native, Chef John Besh] to the parallels between jazz soloists and fashion. This is definitely worth hearing! So visit OregonMusicNews.com to stream this interview and check out some of the other interesting conversations recorded during the Festival with artists Charlie Hunter, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, and Roy Haynes among others.
New European Branford Marsalis Tour Dates! All appearances are with the Branford Marsalis Quartet unless otherwise noted
Special thanks to all of our fans who have purchased limited edition prints of the Songs of Mirth and Melancholy cover art, tickets to Marsalis/Calderazzo duo performances, or copies of the album at www.BranfordMarsalis.com.