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John Ellis @ Blue Whale

John Ellis at Blue Whale 7 Feb 2014, photo by Matías Muñoz-Rodríguez
photo by Matías Muñoz-Rodríguez

John Ellis
March 7, 9pm
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St Suite 301, LA, CA 90012

John Ellis, rising jazz star and 18th Street Arts Center’s current Make Jazz Fellow, will be introducing some newly created work at LA’s premiere jazz club, Blue Whale, on March 7th.

In the first month of his residency, Ellis has been refocusing on his small group concept, pushing the boundaries of mood and gesture in an ensemble of 4 or 5 voices. As always, he delves into narrative and story exploring the possibilities through the time and space of a set, of an evening. Ellis experiments with the different innate expressive potential of various instruments alone and in combinations.

These shows will be a snapshot of his process as a resident at 18th Street Arts Center for three months, showcasing newly completed pieces, re-imagined older works, works in progress, new collaborators, and old accomplices.  Hope to see you all there!

March 7th, Ellis will bring his group Double-Wide to LA! Joining them on organ will be LA’s own Joe Bagg and Eric Miller on trombone.

Tell us you’re coming on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/202236599987079

Special thanks to our collaborative partner Blue Whale.

The Make Jazz Fellowship and related programs are made possible through the generosity of the Herb Alpert Foundation.

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