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Top of the Pops

The Marsalis brothers will be celebrating two different “Pops” on August 4 at the University of New Orleans. Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis

will team up with Harry Connick Jr. to honor Marsalis patriarch Ellis Marsalis and Louis Armstrong at the University of New Orleans’ “Satchmo to Marsalis: A Tribute to the Fathers of Jazz.” The event is part of the Satchmo SummerFest and Louis Armstrong Centennial Conference. The benefit concert will be the first to feature Ellis, his four sons, and his best-known student (Connick) performing together.

Proceeds from the concert will be used to endow the Jazz Studies Program at the University of New Orleans in Ellis Marsalis’ name. For more information, call (504) 280-6232, or visit

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