Timeline

  • 2003
    February

    The Marsalis Family embarks on a tour of Canada and the United States to support their release “A Jazz Celebration”

    For the first time ever, the Marsalis Family joined together to perform a series of concerts in support of their newly released album, A Jazz Celebration. Beginning the tour in Toronto, Ontario, the group also performed in cities including Montreal, Quebec, Syracuse, NY, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA.

  • 2002
    August

    Branford Marsalis Quartet releases Footsteps of Our Fathers, the first release for newly formed label Marsalis Music. On it Marsalis pays homage to past and present jazz immortals, performing compositions by Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and John Lewis.

  • 2002
    February

    Branford Marsalis announces the formation of Marsalis Music - a new record company designed to provide a home for committed creative musicians.

  • 2001
    November

    In a rare club tour of Europe, the Branford Marsalis Quartet performed a six night stint at the world famous Ronnie Scott's in London.

  • 2001
    October

    For the second time in a calendar year, Branford Marsalis tours Japan. This time with his Quartet: Joey Calderazzo (piano), Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums), and Eric Revis (bass) with two weeks of performances at the Blue Notes in Japan; Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka.

  • 2001
    August

    Satchmo to Marsalis: A Tribute to the Fathers of Jazz takes place on Louis Armstrong's 100th birthday - Saturday, August 4, 2001 - at the Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis team up with Harry Connick, Jr. in a benefit concert to salute Ellis Marsalis.

  • 2001
    April

    Branford tours selected dates in the U.S. and Japan with the conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, playing selections from his classical album entitled Creation.

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