Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Patriarch of New Orleans’ Most Famous Musical Family Dies From COVID-19 at 85

Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Patriarch of New Orleans’ Most Famous Musical Family Dies From COVID-19 at 85

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and father of four noted musicians, died in New Orleans after contracting the coronavirus. He was 85 years old. LaToya Cantrell, the mayor of New Orleans, said Marsalis was an icon when she announced his death. His death was confirmed by the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music. Marsalis had the […]