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jason marsalis

  • This is American Routes Live from Esplanade Studios with Jason Marsalis and his quintet. Jason is the sixth son of Dolores and Ellis Marsalis Jr. Three of his siblings are jazz musicians: trumpeter Wynton, saxophonist Branford, and trombonist Delfeayo. Jason is the timekeeper who played with his father and notable others: Joe Henderson, Lionel Hampton and Marcus Roberts. Pianist, composer, teacher and father, Ellis Marsalis Jr. passed on April 1st, 2020. I asked Jason Marsalis about his father, known as a modernist, about his relationship to New Orleans traditional jazz.
  • Pianist Ellis Marsalis and his late wife Dolores’s children include saxophonist Branford, trumpeter Wynton, trombonist Delfeayo, and drummer Jason…
  • As a child, Jason Marsalis watched old television shows as much for the music as for anything the characters were doing onscreen.“I became a big fan of…
  • Our own Gwen Thompkins, host of Music Inside Out, was featured on Morning Edition today as part of their Heavy Rotation music series.She explored "Ballet…