Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis (1985)
Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1985-11-24
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.