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Ellis Marsalis: 1934-2020

April 1, 2020

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and father of musicians Branford, Delfayo, Jason, and NJMH board member Wynton Marsalis, has died at the age of 85.

Our Board of Trustees, staff, artistic team of Christian McBride & Jon Batiste, and the entire National Jazz Museum in Harlem community extends our deepest condolences to the Marsalis family at this challenging time.