Branford Marsalis Net Worth

Branford Marsalis Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Branford Marsalis Quartet net worth is
$5 Million

Branford Marsalis Quartet Wiki Biography

Branford Marsalis was born on 26 August 1960, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA. He is a bandleader, composer, and saxophonist, best known for being called “the most respected living US jazz instrumentalist”. He’s played jazz mainly as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Branford Marsalis? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He also performs as a soloist and with classic ensembles. He’s also the leader of the group Buckshot LeFonque and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Branford Marsalis Net Worth $5 million

Branford grew up in a musical family, the son of pianist Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr and his brothers Jason, Wynton, and Delfeayo are also jazz musicians. He attended the Berklee College of Music in the mid-1980s, during which time he toured Europe with a large ensemble as well as other big bands. He played on alto and baritone saxophones, then going on a tour in Japan. He worked with his brother Wynton until 1985 which led to his own recording entitled “Scenes in the City”. Afterwards, he joined Sting on a solo project entitled “The Dream of the Blue Turtles”, becoming `a regular of Sting’s line-up until the late-90s. His net worth started to increase, as he also appeared in the compilation CD, “Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool” which was named as Time’s Album of the Year. He also co-starred in the film “School Daze” before becoming the leader of the Tonight Show Band on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.

Branford released a Buckshot LeFonque recording in 1997, and would then focus on The Branford Marsalis Quartet. They toured and recorded extensively, eventually winning a Grammy for their album “Contemporary Jazz” which was released in 2001. His net worth increased further, and he then explored classical music in the album “Creation”. In 2002, he founded his own label entitled Marsalis Music and during the early 2000s, he started teaching in various college, including San Francisco State and North Carolina Central University. In 2006, he was rewarded with an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Berklee College of Music. Marsalis then toured with the Philharmonia Brasileira in the United States. Subsequently his quartet joined the North Carolina Symphony in 2009, and the following year he won a Drama Desk Award and got a Tony Award nomination for his contributions to the Broadway revival of “Fences”. He made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in the same year, his net worth constantly rising.

Marsalis along with some of his family members received a 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award. Afterwards, he released a duo album with Joey Calderazzo entitled “Songs of Mirth and Melancholy”. He followed this up with another release the following year entitled “Four MFs Playin’ Tunes”. In 2012, he was given an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. One of his latest performances was at the Democratic National Convention which he performed “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

For his personal life, it is known that Branford was married to Teresa Reese from 1985-94, and is now married to Nicole.

Full NameBranford Marsalis
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 26, 1960
Place Of BirthBreaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA
ProfessionAmerican saxophonist
EducationSouthern University and A&M College, Berklee College of Music
SpouseTeresa Reese (m. 1985–1994), Nicole Marsalis
ParentsEllis Marsalis Jr., Dolores Marsalis
SiblingsWynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III, Mboya Kenyatta Marsalis
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play, No Backstage Pass, Jazz Thing, Itche Koutche, Oakland, CA, United States, San Diego, CA, United States
Music GroupsBranford Marsalis Quartet, Buckshot LeFonque, The Jazz Messengers, No Backstage Pass, Jazz Thing, Itche Koutche, Oakland, CA, United States, San Diego, CA, United States
NominationsTony Award for Best Original Score, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, No Backstage Pass, Jazz Thing, Itche Koutche, Oakland, CA, United States, San Diego, CA, United States
MoviesNo Backstage Pass, Jazz Thing, Itche Koutche, Oakland, CA, United States, San Diego, CA, United States, Mo' Better Blues, Throw Momma from the Train, Eve's Bayou, Bring on the Night, School Daze, Branford Marsalis: A Love Supreme Live, A Duo Occasion, Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem, Warren Hayn...
TV ShowsThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Friday Night Videos, No Backstage Pass, Jazz Thing, Itche Koutche, Oakland, CA, United States, San Diego, CA, United States
1Heads the Jazz/Hip-Hop band "Buckshot Le Fonque" [1997]
22007: TV commercial for
3Brother of Wynton Marsalis
4Marsalis is an accomplishment saxaphonist, and has released several jazz albums
5Attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Music Department

Harry & Branford: A Duo Occasion2005Video documentary music mixer / music performer
She Hate Me2004musician: score
Osuofia in London2003Video composer: stock music - uncredited
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentary musician: soprano saxophone and tenor saxophone
Once in the Life2000conductor / music programmer / musician: soprano saxophone / orchestrator
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1995TV Series musical director - 291 episodes
Malcolm X1992musician
The Russia House1990featured musician: saxophone solo
Do the Right Thing1989musician: tenor and soprano saxophone, The Natural Spiritual Orchestra
School Daze1988musician


Bi no tsuboTV Series 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Great Buck Howard2008performer: "Tonite Show with Jay Leno" / writer: "Tonite Show with Jay Leno"
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bewitched2005writer: "Tonite Tonight Show Theme" - uncredited
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Harry & Branford: A Duo Occasion2005Video documentary performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Brown Worlds", "Occasion", "Valentine's Day", "Good to be Home", "Virgoid", "I LIke Love More", "Spot", "Steve Lacy", "Light the Way", "Chanson du Vieux Carre" / writer: "Occasion", "Steve Lacy"
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Clockers1995writer: "Reality Check"
BaseballTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 1994 arranger - 1 episode, 1994
Black to the Promised Land1992Documentary performer: "Three Little Words"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV Series writer: "Tonite" - uncredited
Without a Pass1991music: "MURDER IN METROPOLIS" / producer: "MURDER IN METROPOLIS"
Sea of Love1989performer: "Lament"
School Daze1988"We've Already Said Goodbye Before We Said Hello"
Throw Momma from the Train1987writer: "LARRY'S SONG", "THE HALLOWED TALES OF DELFBEAR"


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival2001TV Mini-SeriesHost
Eve's Bayou1997Harry
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesBranford Frog
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesDuane
Without a Pass1991Buddy Warren
Sesame Street1991TV SeriesForrest Wimbledon
Mo' Better Blues1990Party Guest
School Daze1988Jordan
Throw Momma from the Train1987Lester
Saturday Night Live1987TV Series
Horn of Plenty1986TV ShortCecil


3 A.M.2001
Once in the Life2000
M'sieurs dames1997Short
Mr. and Mrs. Loving1996TV Movie
To My Daughter with Love1994TV Movie
Tales from the Crypt1993TV Series 1 episode
Black to the Promised Land1992Documentary
Branford Marsalis: The Music Tells You1992Documentary
Without a Pass1991
The Color of Love1991
Branford Marsalis Steep1988


Harry & Branford: A Duo Occasion2005Video documentary executive producer


Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2015TV SeriesHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Brooklyn Boheme2011DocumentaryHimself
Angelique Kidjo & Friends: Spirit Rising2011TV MovieHimself
Sting: Live in Berlin2010TV SpecialSpecial Guest: Saxophone
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone2010DocumentaryHimself
Top Chef2009TV SeriesHimself
When Weather Changed History2009TV Series documentaryHimself
This Old House2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Shake the Devil Off2007Documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Director / Himself
Before the Music Dies2006DocumentaryHimself - Musician
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Saxophonist
Harry & Branford: A Duo Occasion2005Video documentarySaxophone
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
K Street2003TV SeriesHimself
Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt Hinton2003DocumentaryHimself
The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration2003TV MovieHimself
Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentary
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1995TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1994TV SeriesHimself
Living Single1994TV SeriesHimself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Disney Music: A Legacy in Song - Part I1993TV MovieHimself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
Branford Marsalis: The Music Tells You1992DocumentaryHimself
Baroque Duet1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jazz at the Smithsonian: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers1991DocumentaryHimself
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?1991TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1990TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Branford Marsalis Steep1988Himself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1988TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Bring on the Night1985DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Making a Mark2005Video documentary shortHimself

Won Awards

2006ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Themes
2005ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Themes
2004ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Themes
2003ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Themes
2002ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Theme
2001ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Theme
2000ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Theme

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