Like his famous brothers Wynton and Branford, Ellis Marsalis 3rd grew up playing musical instruments, in his case the flute and the guitar, but today his chief instrument is the computer.
Mr. Marsalis, 26, runs Polaris Systems Inc., a computer consulting business, in the Gardenville section of Baltimore, where he lives with his wife, Catharine. The couple is expecting their first child soon.
In partnership with two fellow graduates of New York University, Mr. Marsalis spends his working day developing database applications and computer networks for clients mainly in the New York-New Jersey area. The job requires considerable travel.