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As part of jazz music’s reigning family dynasty, Branford Marsalis had to do something to set himself apart. Instead of becoming an accountant in a family of musicians, this musician took up the saxophone and established himself as one of the foremost instrumentalists in the world. Marsalis may not be alone in his family when it comes to artistry, ability and renown – heard of Ellis, Wynton, Jason and Delfeayo? – but Marsalis has easily diversified his resume by playing with classical ensembles, appearing in films and television and performing live with everyone from Sting to the Dead (remaining members of the Grateful Dead). He brings the Branford Marsalis Quartet to the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400-B S. Bryant Road, Edmond, for a show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $42-$94, available at www.armstrongauditorium.org. When you’ve heard it, you’ll understand why it is called one of the finest jazz quartets in the world.