Welcome to the Official Website for the Marsalis Legacy Campaign

The Ellis Marsalis international Jazz Piano Competition is meant to be the most comprehensive, challenging, and in-depth jazz piano competition in the world. The purpose is to challenge, test, and evaluate each competitor against well-established traits which means the difference between good piano players and those who shall go on to greatness.


The Huntington International Jazz Festival is poised to become the golden jewel of the State of West Virginia and the premier jazz festival in the south eastern United States. With no other “international” jazz festivals in the state of West Virginia it will be a beacon of light to music lovers, enthusiast, and fans of the performing arts.