Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dies Of Coronavirus. Here Are 10 Must-Know Facts

Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan passed away on April 1 2020, after being hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms. He was 85. Ellis Marsalis was the guiding force behind a late-20th-century resurgence in jazz and also put four musician sons on a path to prominent careers. Let’s take a look at 10 interesting facts of this legendary pianist and educator.