Ellis Marsalis Jr.

1934 –

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Since the early 1950s Ellis Marsalis has stood as an iconic leading figure on the New Orleans jazz scene — as a pianist, composer, bandleader and deeply influential college educator. Marsalis’ successful star pupils include his sons Wynton (trumpet), Branford (saxophone), and Jason (drums, vibraphone), as well as saxophonist Donald Harrison, and pianist Harry Connick, Jr.

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