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Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-24

Duration: 00:10:02

Subjects: Pianists | Marsalis, Ellis | JAZZ | Music


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Marsalis, Ellis Interviewee


This segment from the November 24, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s profile of Ellis Marsalis of New Orleans, a jazz pianist and music teacher at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He discusses: making a career in music; the musical talent of his children, including sons Branford Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis; and his life philosophy.