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Honoring Ellis Marsalis


With sadness and a heavy heart, Jazz at Lincoln Center says goodbye to Ellis Marsalis, one of the most renowned artists and music educators in his time—or any time. Ellis’ profound impact on the lineage of the music is embodied by the many musicians whose lives he has informed, inspired, and educated. Our Board, Orchestra,…

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Ellis Marsalis Jr., pianist, educator and patriarch of legendary musical family, dies of complications from coronavirus


Ellis Marsalis Jr., a New Orleans jazz legend, educator and father of four musical sons died on Wednesday, Ellis Marsalis Center for Music Director Emeritus Quint Davis told CNN. He was 85.

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