Ellis Marsalis: Piano Night 2019 preview

Published on: March 16th, 2019

WWOZ Piano Night is returning to House of Blues Monday, April 29! As the city’s premier event celebrating the great pianists of New Orleans, this year’s Piano Night is the 31st annual event raising funds for WWOZ. Tickets for the event at House of Blues are available now. 

Piano Night 2019 will feature some of the most notable and beloved pianists of our time, including: Marcia Ball, Jon Cleary, Joe Krown, Tom McDermott, Craig Adams, Josh Paxton, Jesse McBride, Tom Worrell, David Boeddinghaus, John Papa Gros, and Nigel Hall.

In anticipation of this sure-to-be fantastic evening, we'll be previewing some of this year's artists. In 2019, we are happy to welcome Ellis Marsalis back to the Piano Night stage. Mr. Marsalis is the patriarch of the first family of New Orleans jazz and a local and international treasure. As a bandleader, educator, and NEA Jazz Master, he is regarded as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans. Check out part of his performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on December 15, 2018, below:

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