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Ellis Marsalis Honored at Ellington Jazz Festival

Edith Billups | 6/18/2009, 12:57 a.m.


During the concert, Connick noted that he and Brandford Marsalis recently paired up to create the New Orleans Habit Musicians€ Village in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The centerpiece will be the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, which will be a meeting place for musicians of all ages and proficiency.

        Ellis Marsalis, at piano, jams New Orleans style with his sons Delfeayo (left) Wynton, (center) and Branford at the last concert of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center in Northwest on Mon., June 15. Photo by Roy Lewis
        Ellis Marsalis, on right on piano, is joined by Dr. Billy Taylor (far left) play and the Marsalis brothers Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason at the John F. Kennedy Center in Northwest on Mon., June 15. Photo by Roy Lewis
        Delfeayo Marsalis points to his mother, Dolores, in the Presidential Box at the John F. Kennedy Center in Northwest as his father, Ellis, brothers Wynton and Branford, Dr. Billy Taylor and Harry Connick Jr. on Mon., June 15. Photo by Roy Lewis