Interview

Branford Marsalis

World-renowned musician and New Orleans native Branford Marsalis tells Tavis about Musicians’ Village–a post-Katrina community rebuilding project in New Orleans’ Upper Ninth Ward created by Marsalis and fellow New Orleans native, Harry Connick, Jr., to provide a physical and spiritual home for multiple generations of musicians.

Amid the clamor of construction, Marsalis–who is a member of one of the Crescent City’s most celebrated musical families, which includes father Ellis and brothers Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason–shows Tavis around the neighborhood, pointing out the place where the 17,800 square-foot Ellis Marsalis Center for Music is being built.

 

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