Ellis Marsalis Jr. Height, Age, Boyfriend, Biography, Wiki, Net Worth

Amazing American jazz musician and instructor, Ellis Marsalis Jr. kicked the bucket on first April, 2020 at 85 years old. He was born on fourteenth November, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana who learned clarinet first and played in a secondary school band. Ellis just changed to the piano in the wake of contemplating music training at Dillard University from where he finished graduation in 1955. He at first worked with Ed Blackwell and Alvin Batiste and for some time with Ornette Coleman in 1956. After different encounters as a club piano player, accompanist of notable jazz soloists, and in TV appears in the band of Al Hirt, he finished his examinations at Loyola University.


As a performer during his vocation, he worked with Nat Adderley, the Rebirth Brass Band of Kermit Ruffin and David “Fathead” Newman. He additionally chipped away at neighborhood ventures, for example, the American Jazz Quintet and the Heritage Hall Jazz Band. In 1989 he made the live meeting collection A Night at Snug Harbor, New Orleans with visitor performers, for example, Nicholas Payton, Tony Dagradi, Rick Margitza, Donald Harrison and Art Blakey. Notwithstanding recording almost twenty his own records, and teamed up on numerous records with incredible jazz artists, for example, David Newman, Eddie Harris, Marcus Roberts and Courtney Pine, he maintained a strategic distance from progress by focusing on instructing.

As a main instructor, he was likewise the educator of a few notable jazz artists from youthful age of specialists including Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard and others. Under his direction and haven, his four performer children additionally prepared Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis and Jason Marsalis. Ellis consistently propelled his understudies to make their own music disclosures and showed them with his instructive methodology and examination.

Ellis Marsalis Jr. Cause of Death

His child, Branford affirmed downfall of his dad to a main media and said his reason for death was difficulties due to coronavirus. After this unfortunate news, such a large number of his fans including acclaimed names paid tribute to him via web-based networking media. Indeed, even civic chairman of New Orleans LaToya Cantrell discharged an announcement and stated,

“He was an educator, a dad, and a symbol — and words aren’t adequate to portray the craftsmanship, the delight and the miracle he demonstrated the world.”

Ellis Marsalis Jr. Biography

Real Name Ellis Marsalis Jr.
Birth Date November 14, 1934
Aged 85 Years
Death April 1, 2020
Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Profession American pianist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio

Ellis Marsalis Jr. Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in centimeters – 176.7 cm  Approx
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs Approx
Chest  Size 44 Inches
Waist Size 36 Inches
Biceps Size 16 Inches
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Hair Color White
Eye Color Black
Body Type Average
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Not Known
College Dillard University


Father Ellis Louis Marsalis, Sr.
Mother Florence Robertson
Sister Yvette Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis Jr. Affairs (Relationship Status)

What was Ellis Marsalis Jr. marital status? (single, engaged, married or divorce) Married
How many children did Ellis Marsalis Jr. have? Six (Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III, Mboya Kenyatta Marsalis)
Who was Ellis Marsalis Jr. wife? Dolores Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis Jr. Net Worth

Ellis’ profession venture in jazz music crossed more than 5 decades in which he functioned as a visitor or sideman. Aside from this, as a pioneer he recorded in excess of 20 collections and showed up on plates with notorious and a portion of the melodic legends. His total assets estimation is as yet hazy in light of the fact that no official records or reports accessible from dependable sources.

Trivia: Important Facts about Ellis Marsalis Jr.

He was brought up in New Orleans and kicked the bucket in his local while hospitalized.

From his school and school examines, he concentrated piano.

His piano playing was at first affected by Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole.

For his commitment in jazz music, Talune University regarded him with doctorate in May 2007.

Following a year in 2008, he was drafted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

The Ellis Marsalis Music Center was shaped in 2011 out of appreciation for him.