Branford Marsalis http://wunc.org en The Evolution Of The Music Of Branford Marsalis http://wunc.org/post/evolution-music-branford-marsalis-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Grammy-award winning artist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.branfordmarsalis.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Branford Marsalis</a>&nbsp;is one of the world’s leading jazz artists.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27685 at http://wunc.org The Evolution Of The Music Of Branford Marsalis Marsalis on Mirth and Melancholy http://wunc.org/post/marsalis-mirth-and-melancholy <p></p><p>Saxophonist <a href="http://branfordmarsalis.com">Branford Marsalis</a> is a living legend in the jazz music world. The Grammy Award-winner has been busy with composing original music for the Broadway production of “<a href="http://themountaintopplay.com">Mountaintop,”</a> a narrative that imagines the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before his assassination in Memphis, TN.</p><p>Marsalis also just completed production on a new album called “Songs of Mirth and Melancholy,” a collaboration with pianist Joey Calderazzo, a fellow Durham resident. This week, Marsalis will be honored with a North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor.</p><p>He joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the latest achievements in his esteemed career. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:52:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 7882 at http://wunc.org Marsalis on Mirth and Melancholy Brazil And Branford And Beyond: The Classical Side Of Branford Marsalis http://wunc.org/post/brazil-and-branford-and-beyond-classical-side-branford-marsalis <p>Saxophone master and Durham resident Branford Marsalis has never shied away from a challenge when it comes to tackling music. &nbsp;The jazz legend's latest undertaking incorporates his sax into the classical music traditions of South America in a show called "Marsalis Brasilianos: Villa Lobos, Milhaud and the New Worlds of Brazilian Modernism." &nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 18:43:53 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 28867 at http://wunc.org Brazil And Branford And Beyond: The Classical Side Of Branford Marsalis