• John Legend, Apple's Tim Cook and Others Remember Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis Jr

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Ellis Marsalis Jr. has left us, but he also left an indelible mark on the jazz scene and the wider music community.
    The New Orleans icon taught generations of musicians in his hometown, many of whom are turning to social media to pay their respects.
    A multi-talented artist, Marsalis became the first chair of the now-storied jazz studies program at the University of New Orleans in 1989 and his name adorns the Ellis Marsalis Center, a nonprofit music and performing arts facility in New Orleans' 9th Ward.
    However, it was tutelage of his six sons - Branford, Wynton, Ellis III, Delfeayo, Mboya...
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  • Branford Marsalis Pays Tribute to His Late Father, Ellis Marsalis Jr

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Saxophonist Branford Marsalis had loving words to describe his relationship with his father, New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr , who died from complications from coronavirus on April 1, according to his son. Marsalis Jr., 85, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday .
    “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father,” Marsalis said. “He poured everything he had into making us the best of what we could be.”
    The senior Marsalis first studied clarinet before switching to piano, playing alongside artists such as Ornette Coleman and Cannonball Adderley. He...
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  • Ellis Marsalis Jr., Jazz Pianist And Patriarch of New Orleans Musical Clan, Dead At 85

    Ellis Marsalis Jr., Jazz Pianist And Patriarch of New Orleans Musical Clan, Dead At 85

    2 monthes ago - By Huffington Post

    “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz."
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  • Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

    Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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  • Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans Jazz Patriarch, Dead at 85

    2 monthes ago - By Pitchfork

    The father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis was a renowned pianist and educator
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  • R.I.P. Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans Jazz Pianist and Educator Dies at 85

    2 monthes ago - By Consequence of Sound

    New Orleans jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85. The legendary musical patriarch had been hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms and was awaiting coronavirus test results.
    Born and raised in New Orleans, Marsalis began playing saxophone before switching to piano during high school. Throughout the 1950s and '60s, he played with numerous musicians, including Ed Blackwell, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, and Al Hirt. During the same period, he became a member of the Playboy Club's house band in the French Quarter.
    Over the course of his career, he recorded over 20 of...
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  • Ellis Marsalis Jr., Jazz Pianist and Patriarch of a Musical Family, Dies at 85

    2 monthes ago - By NY Times

    A musician and educator, he succumbed to complications from the coronavirus.
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  • Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans Jazz Patriarch, Dies at 85

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Ellis Marsalis , jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.
    New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell announced Marsalis' death in a news release Wednesday night. She did not specify a cause of death. He had continued to perform regularly in New Orleans until December.
    Because Marsalis opted to stay in New Orleans for most of his career, his reputation was limited until his sons became famous and brought him the spotlight, along with new recording contracts and headliner performances on television...
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