Branford Marsalis (b. 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. He is the brother of Wynton Marsalis.
He appeared on Sesame Street in the role of Forrest Wimbledon, a jazz musician who plays at Birdland with Hoots the Owl (EKA: Episode 2834).
From 1992 to 1995, Marsalis was the leader of the Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.