Benjamin Allen· Forum Contributor 2014-2015
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Ellis Marsalis passed away. He was a wonderful and inspiring teacher. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
That's a nice video seeing the musical members of the family playing together. Thank you.
Oh, no.Ellis Marsalis passed away. He was a wonderful and inspiring teacher. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for sharing the NPR story. It's one of those tough losses for so many, especially for his family and the city of New Orleans. Three people got me interested in jazz--Tony Dagradi, Clyde Kerr, and Ellis Marsalis. Mr. Kerr passed away years ago, and now to lose Mr. Marsalis compounds the feeling of loss. I remember the first time I met him was at the NOCCA orientation session. He was sitting with Jason and was as kind as a man can be. He then started playing the piano and I was simply taken to a new level of appreciation. He'll rest in piece . . . and have an amazing musical celebration of his life.Oh, no.
My wife and I always made it a point to see him when we went to New Orleans.
We have to strap in for a lot of bad news.
I saw the NPR story on his death.
So true . . .To say he was a significant contributor would be a major understatement. He played with so many and taught countless young musicians......