Trumpeter and vocalist Mark Braud is the quintessence of the New Orleans spirit. His energetic interpretations of melody craft a freshly unpredictable spin on the tradition of jazz and the down-home, honest grooves of New Orleans. Born in New Orleans, Braud comes from a family of world-renowned musicians. Traditional jazz, R&B and the great American songbook inspire his engaging music.
Braud has been a member of Harry Connick, Jr.'s band since 2001 and was in the band on Connick’s syndicated television show, Harry. He served as the leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from 2008 to 2016. He has played with a who's who of the music industry, ranging from the Treme Brass Band, the Marsalis family, and the Blind Boys of Alabama, all the way to the Foo Fighters, John Oates, Tom Waits, My Morning Jacket, Mos Def and Erykah Badu.
Braud’s television and film credits include: A Tuba to Cuba (actor, musician, composer), NCIS: New Orleans (musician, composer), Harry (musician, composer), Treme (musician), The Jungle Book (studio musician), Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (musician), Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (studio musician), American Horror Story (musician), and The Originals (musician).
His appearances on Broadway include: One Mo’ Time (actor, musician) and Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert on Broadway (musician).