One of the most important men behind reviving the Jazz culture in America, Ellis Marsalis Jr., is no more! He succumbed to pneumonia brought on by the COVID-19 Corona Virus and passed away at a hospital in Louisiana, in the USA! A classy pianist in his prime, little was known of Marsalis to the outside world till his sons gained renown and brought him into the limelight! Ellis Marsalis Jr., is known for being a Jazz great and a wonderful teacher of the art. Four of his six sons are musicians. Wynton, a trumpeter, is America's most renowned Jazz spokesperson and saxophonist Branford has toured with Sting and also led The Tonight Show band.
Marsalis's other sons - percussionist Jason and trombonist Delfeayo are also very famous in their respective fields. Ellis III chose to move away from music and is a prominent photographer & poet in the Baltimore region. Ellis Marsalis, who was very active and performing Live till as recently as last December, was hospitalised on Saturday and breathed his last on Wednesday (April 1st) after failing to overcome the battle with his sickness. Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the world and music lovers are grieving this huge loss! The only solace is that Ellis Marsalis shall live on forever, through the music that he has recorded and the musicians that he has mentored! We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray that the deceased's soul rests in peace!
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