Ellis Marsalis To Release Live Album

NEA Jazz Master, pianist Ellis Marsalis is releasing a new live album called, An 80th Birthday Celebration, to mark his 82nd birthday.

The two-disc 180g vinyl is available on PledgeMusic.com, where fans can buy it with or without an autograph, as well as private lessons with Marsalis, personalized birthday or anniversary videos and more!

“With an all-star cast of musicians whom I have played with, I believe this band was worth documenting. Derek Douget (tenor saxophone) and Jason Stewart (bass) have been regular members of my band for over 10 years. I’ve played with Herlin Riley, drums, since the mid-80’s when I discovered him in the New Orleans area. He went on to play and record with my son, Wynton Marsalis, on some of his seminal septet albums in the 90’s, as well as other luminaries such as Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson,” reads the website.

A portion of the profits will go towards The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans, LA.

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