Ellis Marsalis Jr. Rank
About Ellis Marsalis Jr.
Ellis Marsalis Jr. was a legendary American jazz musician and teacher who is known to have been engaged in the art since the 1940s.
Marsalis Jr. has gone down in history as one of the greatest in his genre not only due to his own lengthy career - with him releasing his last album in 2018 - but also due to giving birth to a number of sons who became prominent jazz musicians themselves.
He was a well-recognized teacher at Xavier University, the University of New Orleans and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
Marsalis Jr. got married to a woman named, Delores Ferdinand. Together they birthed six sons, Ellis II, Mboya, Jason, Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. The latter four names on that list became jazz musician themselves, some to very great success.
In 2007 he was given an honorary doctorate degree from Tulane University.
Between 1958 and 2018 he recorded approximately 60 albums, most of them collaborations but with a third of them being solo efforts.
Marsalis Jr. passed away from pneumonia he caught via contracting the coronavirus.
He was known to be more fond of teaching than being a celebrity.
In 1953 he joined a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.
Ellis Marsalis Jr. Rank
Ellis Marsalis Jr.'s Popularity
Ellis Marsalis Jr. was a famous American jazz pianist, who was born on November 14, 1934. As a person born on this date, Ellis Marsalis Jr. is listed in our database as the 87th most popular celebrity for the day (November 14) and the 149th most popular for the year (1934).
People born on November 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Ellis Marsalis Jr. is the 2209th most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Ellis Marsalis Jr.'s birthday, Ellis Marsalis Jr. is the 14104th most famous American and ranks 90th in famous people born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
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