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Branford Marsalis spoke with NPR about modern jazz, his family, and his new album, Four MFs Playin' Tunes.

Read Branford Marsalis On Sensitive Musicians And The First Family Of Jazz

August 11, 2012 – The saxophonist also outlined the failings of modern jazz and his hopes for the next generation.


Branford Marsalis (left) and Joey Calderazzo.

Read Branford Marsalis And Joey Calderazzo: A 'Melancholy' Duo

August 22, 2011 – Songs of Mirth and Melancholy takes cues from the brooding romantic music of 19th century Europe.


Read Branford Marsalis And Joey Calderazzo's Top Five Jazz Duos

June 8, 2011 – Inspired by their own album of duets, we asked the jazzmen to name their favorite pairings.

The 2011 NEA Jazz Masters at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Listen The 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO

January 11, 2011 – The country's highest awards for jazz artistry and advocacy are presented in a live video webcast. WBGO


Sidney Bechet

Read Soprano Sax: The Story Of A Skinny Horn Jazz24

October 12, 2010 – Take a quick tour of the soprano sax throughout jazz history with the help of these five songs. Jazz24

Read First Listen: The Marsalis Family, 'Music Redeems'

August 15, 2010 – The first family of jazz made a rare joint appearance to benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Village.

Claudia Acuna performs at Newport Jazz.

Read Claudia Acuna, Branford Marsalis On JazzSet WBGO

June 9, 2011 – Under a tent at Newport, Marsalis joins vocalist Acuna with pianist Joey Calderazzo. WBGO


3 Cohens

Read It's A Jazz Family Affair Jazz24

July 6, 2010 – Hear five jazz family songs to accompany your own family's backyard summer cookout. Jazz24

Read The Year In Jazz, From WDUQ WESA

December 23, 2009 – Jazz's future is bright: All but three musicians on Shaunna Morrison Machosky's Top 10 are under 40. WESA

Listen Branford Marsalis: On Jazz Fathers And Sons

June 19, 2009 – Branford Marsalis recalls growing up in one of the great jazz families.


Folk Art is Joe Lovano's 21st recording for the Blue Note label. He gives a generous nod to Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango on the stand-out track, "Dibango."

Read Tenors Of Our Time: Five Saxophone Modernists WBGO

March 23, 2009 – Five of today's leading jazz tenor saxophonists each has his own take on the shape of jazz to come. WBGO

Listen Connick, Marsalis Celebrate New Orleans Roots

December 29, 2005 – Jazz stars Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis team up for music — and to help New Orleans.


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