ELLIS MARSALIS

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Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. (November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020) was an American jazz pianist and educator. Active since the late 1940s, Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and 1990s as the patriarch of a musical family, with sons Branford and Wynton rising to international acclaim.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Marsalis was the son of Florence (née Robertson) and Ellis Marsalis Sr., a businessman and social activist. Marsalis and his wife Delores Ferdinand had six sons: Branford, Wynton, Ellis III (1964), Delfeayo, Mboya (1971), and Jason. Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason also became jazz musicians. Ellis III is a poet, photographer, and network engineer.

Marsalis played saxophone during high school but switched to piano while studying classical music at Dillard University, graduating in 1955. He later attended graduate school at Loyola University New Orleans. In the 1950s and 1960s he worked with Ed Blackwell, Cannonball Adderley,
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ELLIS MARSALIS Monkey Puzzle - Ellis Marsalis Quartet At The Music Haven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monkey Puzzle - Ellis Marsalis Quartet At The Music Haven
Hard Bop 1963
ELLIS MARSALIS Solo Piano Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Piano Reflections
Post Bop 1978
ELLIS MARSALIS Syndrome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Syndrome
Post Bop 1985
ELLIS MARSALIS King Midas And The Golden Touch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King Midas And The Golden Touch
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1991
ELLIS MARSALIS Ellis Marsalis Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellis Marsalis Trio
Hard Bop 1991
ELLIS MARSALIS Heart of Gold album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heart of Gold
Hard Bop 1992
ELLIS MARSALIS Whistle Stop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Whistle Stop
Hard Bop 1994
ELLIS MARSALIS Ellis & Branford Marsalis : Loved Ones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellis & Branford Marsalis : Loved Ones
Post Bop 1996
ELLIS MARSALIS The Ellis Marsalis Trio : Twelve's It album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ellis Marsalis Trio : Twelve's It
Hard Bop 1998
ELLIS MARSALIS UAB SuperJazz, Featuring Ellis Marsalis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
UAB SuperJazz, Featuring Ellis Marsalis
Big Band 2001
ELLIS MARSALIS Ruminations In New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruminations In New York
Post Bop 2004
ELLIS MARSALIS The Ellis Marsalis Quartet : An Open Letter To Thelonious album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ellis Marsalis Quartet : An Open Letter To Thelonious
Hard Bop 2008
ELLIS MARSALIS A New Orleans Christmas Carol album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A New Orleans Christmas Carol
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
ELLIS MARSALIS Ellis Marsalis &  Makoto Ozone : Pure Pleasure For The Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellis Marsalis & Makoto Ozone : Pure Pleasure For The Piano
Post Bop 2012
ELLIS MARSALIS On the First Occasion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On the First Occasion
Hard Bop 2013
ELLIS MARSALIS On The Second Occasion album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
On The Second Occasion
Hard Bop 2014
ELLIS MARSALIS Plays The Music Of Ellis Marsalis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Music Of Ellis Marsalis
Hard Bop 2017

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ELLIS MARSALIS A Night At Snug Harbor, New Orleans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night At Snug Harbor, New Orleans
Hard Bop 1990
ELLIS MARSALIS Piano In E / Solo Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano In E / Solo Piano
Hard Bop 1991
ELLIS MARSALIS Duke In Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke In Blue
Swing 1999
ELLIS MARSALIS Recorded Live At The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recorded Live At The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Post Bop 2017
ELLIS MARSALIS An 80th Birthday Celebration! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An 80th Birthday Celebration!
Soul Jazz 2018

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ELLIS MARSALIS The Classic Ellis Marsalis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Classic Ellis Marsalis
Hard Bop 1993

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