Fantastic read! Derek was "recruited" by UNO when he was a Junior in High School. From his first year forward, he has been playing with. Mr. Marsalis. I always get overwhelmed when I see the thousands gathered inside the Jazz Tent, shoulder to shoulder to hear Mr. Ellis. I love going to Snug Harbor on a Friday and seeing a line that goes from the stage door to outside of the door and down Frenchman. Mr. Marsalis... what a story.
Lifetime Achievement in Music: Ellis Marsalis