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Ellis Marsalis

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-09

Duration: 00:10:27

Subjects: Marsalis, Ellis | Music | JAZZ | Pianists


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Battiste, Harold Interviewee
  • Marsalis, Wynton Interviewee
  • Marsalis, Dolores Interviewee
  • Connick, Harry, Jr. Interviewee
  • Marsalis, Delfeayo Interviewee
  • Marsalis, Ellis Speaker


This segment from the 2013 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Ellis Marsalis accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Marsalis, a native of New Orleans, is a jazz pianist and the father of fellow jazz musicians Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis. He has also served as an educator at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana. The profile includes interviews with: Harold Battiste, his mentor; Wynton Marsalis, his son; Dolores Marsalis, his wife; Harry Connick, Jr., his former student; and Delfeayo Marsalis, his son. Host: Beth Courtney