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Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.

Growing up in the rich environment of New Orleans as the oldest son of pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, Branford was drawn to music along with siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. His first instrument, the clarinet, gave way to the alto and then the tenor and soprano saxophones when the teenage Branford began working in local bands. A growing fascination with jazz as he entered college gave him the basic tools to obtain his first major jobs, with trumpet legend Clark Terry and alongside Wynton in Art Blakey’s legendary Jazz Messengers. When the brothers left to form the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, the world of uncompromising acoustic jazz was invigorated. Branford formed his own quartet in 1986 and, with a few minor interruptions in the early years, has sustained the unit as his primary means of expression. Known for the telepathic communication among its uncommonly consistent personnel, its deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit in both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured. Its most recent recording, Four MFs Playin’ Tunes, was named Best Instrumental Jazz Album in 2012 by iTunes.

Branford has not confined his music to the quartet context. In addition to guest turns with a legion of giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins, he has excelled in duets with several major pianists, including his boyhood friend Harry Connick, Jr. and the longtime pianist in his quartet, Joey Calderazzo. Branford formed the Marsalis Music label in 2002, and under his direction it has documented his own music, talented new stars such as Miguel Zenon, and neglected older masters including one of Branford’s teachers, the late Alvin Batiste. Branford has also shared his knowledge as an educator, forming extended teaching relationships at Michigan State, San Francisco State and North Carolina Central Universities and conducting workshops at sites throughout the United States and the world. To learn more about Branford please visit


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No one can stop you from becoming an artist. People can challenge you and life can throw blocks in your path…but your life outcome is Yours to Make.

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Are you interested in working in the theater? Are your skills related to work backstage? The A.D. Players hires people for full and part-time work.

To see what job opportunities are open send an email to Ric Hodgin.

Do you know about fashion? Are you organized?

Miami City Ballet has a position available for a costume shop & wardrobe manager.  

Among other things, the right individual should have experience, good leadership skills, be able to hire team members, and have the ability to sew.

For more details please visit the Miami City Ballet website.

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Are you interested in being a part of the theatre world? Do you live in the state of South Carolina?

If the answers are yes, then you may want to check out the Footlight Players. The theatre is actively seeking scenic volunteer techs, and lighting & sound techs.

If you’ve never worked in the theatre world before, no problem. You’ll be trained on site and most ages are welcome.

Footlight Players

Attn: George or Dr. Bob

20 Queen Street

Charleston, SC 29401


Mad Cow Theatre has openings for behind the scenes workers.

Employment is available for the following positions:

Stage Managers


Prop Designers

Scenic Painters



Assistant Managers

Box Office Attendant

Interested individuals should provide a current resume to the Human Resources department.

To learn more about the company please visit the Mad Cow Theatre’s website.

Nashville Arts Magazine is now accepting submissions from local artists. Creative individuals with talent in photography, sculpture, and art are welcome to apply.

Winners will receive an exhibit at the Customs House Museum.

Deadline for submission is August 31, 2017. For more details click here.