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Patriarch Of New Orleans Musical Family, Ellis Marsalis, Dies At 85

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died. His music students included Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Harry Connick, Jr., and 4 of his sons.

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Corrected: April 2, 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT
In this report, we incorrectly refer to Ellis Marsalis III as Ellis Marsalis Jr.
Gwen Thompkins
Gwen Thompkins hosts Music Inside Out on WWNO in New Orleans.
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