Jazz Legend, Ellis Marsalis Jr Dies At 85 From Coronavirus Complications

Ellis Marsalis Dies of Coronavirus OnoBello

85-year-old Legendary jazz musician, Ellis Marsalis Jr has died from the complications of coronavirus, New York Post reports.

The New Orleans pianist and educator who became the guiding force behind a late-20th-century resurgence in jazz, while putting four of his sons on a path to prominent careers, died on Wednesday, April 1.

His death was announced in tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center, where his son Wynton is managing and artistic director.

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