Ellis Marsalis

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Ellis Marsalis
Photograph: Courtesy Blue Note Jazz Club Ellis Marsalis
Long before he became known as the paterfamilias to American jazz's most illustrious gene pool, Ellis Marsalis was one of the most progressive pianists in New Orleans: a staunch modernist who kicked his hometown tradition into the modern age. And he still is, which is why you'll want to catch him during this run, which commemorates his 80th birthday on Nov 14.

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