Ellis Marsalis “årets humanist”

Styrelsen för Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities har utsett välkände musikern och läraren Ellis Marsalis till ”2008 års humanist”. I motiveringen heter det att ”Mr. Marsalis's contributions to music education have shaped generations of Louisianians and helped to nurture and maintain the state's role as the birthplace of jazz” samt att “as an advocate of the music and a teacher of many of today's most vital performers, Mr. Marsalis has served our state in fundamentally important ways." Detta uppges I informationsbrev om New Orleans, utgivet av Sven Gustafsson.