Ellis Marsalis: American Jazz Pianist and educator’s Biography, Death, & Net Worth

Ellis Marsalis: American Jazz Pianist and educator's Biography, Death, & Net Worth

Ellis Marsalis was an American Jazz Pianist and educator who was active in the entertainment industry since the late 1940s. He came to people’s attention in the 1980s and 1990s as the patriarch of a musical family, with sons Wynton and Branford to international acclaim. Unfortunately, Marsalis is no more in the world, he died at the age of 85 years old. His discovery is The Ellis Marsalis Quintet Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis, Live at Jazzfest 2017, Syndrome, etc.

Marsalis was associated with American composer Wynton Marsalis, & Sexophonisht Branford Marsalis. With name and fame, he had gained massive fan followers on his social account. From his long professional career, he was able to amass a colossal amount of cash. So how much is his total net worth as of 2020? Who is Ellis Marsalis’s wife? Does he have any children?

Let’s dive into the topic and explore more about his personal life, net worth, career, height, weight, career, age, & wife. Scroll down and read the article to the end.

Biography of Ellis Marsalis: Parents & Siblings

Ellis Marsalis was born on November 14, 1934, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He belongs to American nationality and holds afro-American nationality. Moreover, he is the famous son of Florence (née Robertson) and Ellis Marsalis Sr., a businessman, and social activist.

Ellis Marsalis with his paino
Ellis Marsalis Biography, Star Tribune

Matter of fact, Ellis has a sibling whose name is Yvette Marsalis. Talking about the educational qualification, Marsalis went to highs school to play piano as he studied classical music at Dillard University and graduated in the yar 1955.

Personal Life: Dating, Marriage, Children

Ellis Marsalis was a married man as of April 1, 2020. He tied the knot with his long time girlfriend turned wife who’s name is Delores Ferdinand. The duo dated each other for more than a year before they decided to turn their dating life to a conjugal bond. As known, they met each other for the first time in the recordset. Moreover, the couple enjoyed their marital bond without any rumors, controversies as well as extramarital affairs.

Ellis Marsalis with his wife Delores Ferdinand
Ellis Marsalis with his wife Delores Ferdinand, StarsWiki

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From the conjugal bond, the pair were blessed with six sons who are Branford, Wynton, Ellis III (1964), Delfeayo, Mboya (1971), and Jason. Matter of fact, one of Marsalis’s sons Jason is a Jazz musician. The duo enjoyed their love affair to the fullest as possible.

Cause of Death: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Jazz Pianist,  educator, and patriarch Ellis Marsalis died due to pandemic COVID-19/coronavirus. Moreover, he died at the age of 85. Like many celebrities, he left planet earth because of coronavirus. He breathes for the last time and died on April 1, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Rose to Fame

He worked alongside Ed Blackwell, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley and Al Hirt in the 1950s and 1960s. He taught at the Center for Creative Arts in New Orleans during the 1970s.

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In addition, as a leading educator at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans University, and Louisiana’s Xavier University, Ellis inspired countless musicians ‘careers as well as his four musician sons: Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason. In 2001 Marsalis withdrew from UNO.

How Much is Ellis Marsalis?

Ellis Marsalis has a whopping amount of net worth and reportedly he had tota sum of $200 thousand net worth. He was able to earn all of his fortunes from the long professional career. Matter of fact, an average American Jazz Pianist makes a huge sum of money and it depends on the band tour and record production as well as links with the high-end recorders.

Ellis Marsalis infront of audience, NBC News
Ellis Marsalis in front of an audience, NBC News

Similarly, an average American educator salary falls between $45,000$65,000 per year. He has lived an exuberant as well as a blissful life without a doubt. Many of his fans want to know additionally about his assets like cars and houses. Furthermore, we will update you on the upcoming reviews.

On the other hand, his late spouse Delores Ferdinand’s net worth was estimated to be around $100 thousand dollars. Reportedly, some of the duo’s wealth is transferred to their children and charity.

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