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Full NameDolores Marsalis
First NameDolores
Last NameMarsalis
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Father NameDelfeayo Ferdinand
Mother NameLeona Learson
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseEllis Marsalis Jr.
No Of Children6
Date of Birth1937
Married DateDecember 31,1959

Dolores Marsalis is the mother of Wynton Marsalis. Wynston is a well-known Jazz artist.


Dolores was the daughter of late Leona Learson and Delfeayo Ferdinand.  

She was married to Ellis Marsalis Jr. The pair have six children together. 

They are Ellis Marsalis III, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Mboya Kenyatta Marsalis and Branford Marsalis

She has 15 grandchildren altogether.

Dolores Marsalis Family And Grandchildren
Dolores Marsalis Family And Grandchildren Source: Instagram

The picture consists of all of Dolores and Ellis boys at Uptown- Caroline, New Orleans, Louisiana under a caption 

‘Dolores’ 6 boys...

Marriage and Love-Life

Dolores and Ellis met in Washington in vocalist Dinah concert at Lincoln in 1956. 

They allegedly dated each other for three years. The wedding took place on the New Year’s Eve in 1959

Ellis was a pianist and a music teacher himself. 

The couple were together for 58 years till 2017 when Dolores passed away at her home. 

The couple went through all the ups and downs of their life together along with their children and lived a happy and peaceful life.

Dolores with her husband Ellis
Dolores with her husband Ellis Source: 12newsnow

Dolores passed away on July 18, 2017, at the age of 80. The reason of her death was dementia and pancreatic cancer.

Her birth name was Dolores Mary, Ferdinand Marsalis.

Dolores husband, Ellis Marsalis Jr. died in April 1st, 2020 at the age of 85. He died of COVID-19

Tribute To Her Husband
Tribute To Her Husband Source: Twitter

The post is a tribute by Ellis’s son, Wynton Marsalis with a caption 

‘Ellis Marsalis, 1934-2020...

Her fifth son, Mboya, was diagnosed with Autism.

Dolores is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Her sons’ Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason are Jazz musician whereas Ellis III is a poet and a network engineer.

Net Worth

Dolores Marsalis net worth is not estimated. However, her son, Wynton Marsalis net worth is expected to be around $15 Million.

Dolores was born in New Orleans and was a Creole Catholic. In 1960, she had received her degree in B.A. from Grambling State University

Dolores son, Wynton is an American virtuoso trumpeter, teacher, composer and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center

He is into jazz and classical music. Wynton is nine times Grammy Awards winner. 

He is the winner of the ‘Pulitzer Prize for Music’ for his jazz composition ‘Blood on the Fields’.

Below is the list of Famous Jazz Artist along with their net worth

S.NNameNet Worth
1Dave Brubeck$15 Million
2Herbie Hancock$12 Million
3Miles Davis$10 Million
4Louis Armstrong$10 Million
5Ella Fitgerald$10 Million
6John Coltrane$5 Million


Dolores was always a brave and smart woman. She was still ready and well prepared. She was a dedicated mother. 

We can say so because she made sure all of his six boys knew how to read before they started first grade.  

She was always organized and straight to the point. 

She always supported women and frequently talked to influential women and be there for them whenever they need her. 

She was full of life witty and funny bone at the same time.

Vintage Source: Instagram

The picture consists of Dolores with her son Jason Marsalis. The post clearly states the nature of Dolores with a caption 

‘It was in 1996...


  1. Dolores Marsalis was born in 1937.
  2. We collect most of the information about Dolores Marsalis as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.

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Updated On Thu Feb 18 2021 Published On Sat Apr 04 2020 By paper-boat

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