With sadness and a heavy heart, Jazz at Lincoln Center says goodbye to Ellis Marsalis, one of the most renowned artists and music educators in his time—or any time.

Ellis’ profound impact on the lineage of the music is embodied by the many musicians whose lives he has informed, inspired, and educated.

Our Board, Orchestra, and staff send love and prayers to his sons: Branford, Wynton, Ellis III, Delfeayo, Mboya, and Jason Marsalis; as well as the entire Marsalis family.