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Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis has died. He was 85. Marsalis passed away in a New Orleans hospital on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and his son Branford told The New York Times his death was due to complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took to Twitter to pay tribute to the musical “icon.”…

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Wynton Marsalis

The family matriarch of perhaps one of the greatest New Orleans jazz families died this week at the age of 80. Dolores Ferdinand Marsalis died of pancreatic cancer after a long battle, according to her jazz pianist husband Ellis Marsalis. Dolores Marsalis was the mother of sons Branford, Wynton, Ellis III, Delfeayo , Mboya Kinyatta…

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