Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he …

Happy World Piano Day!

Today is World Piano Day! That’s because it is the 88th day of the year, a neat tie-in with the number of keys on a standard keyboard (on non-Leap Years, the holiday customarily takes place on March 29.) In celebration of the versatile, ubiquitous instrument, we’re sharing some of the finest piano performances and articles on the internet!

Quarantine Made Musical: YouTube Master Class Roundup

Looking for a productive, diverting way to spend your downtime? Why not hone your musical skills and learn from some of the greatest musicians in the world?

Pianist Evan Wong shares an all-Chopin Recital [Video]

On a foggy mid-March day, pianist Evan Wong took the Preston Bradley Hall stage at the Chicago Cultural Center to share a program of Chopin favorites.

Your Guide to Chopin’s Études

Explore Chopin’s études – some of the most beloved works in the piano repertoire – by listening to some of our favorites and learning more about them.