Saxophonist Branford Marsalis built his musical experience playing with artists such as Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton and Sting. His first album was called Scenes In The City (1984). In 1992 he became the bandleader of The Tonight Show house band and in 1995 started touring with his project Buckshot LeFonque, a mix of blues, hip-hop, R&B and of course: jazz. For the CD Metamorphosen (2009) Marsalis became engrossed in the work of Richard Strauss. Marsalis performs with his 'working band': pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner. Special guest Kurt Elling will also join the band, a versatile vocalist who enters in all sorts of adventures with his material without losing touch with lyrics and content. He received the Dutch Edison Jazz Oeuvre award in 2014.