Master Class by John Ellis
February 19, 7:30pm
UCLA Band Room #1345, Schoenberg Music Bldg
free & open to the public
John Ellis, 18th Street Arts Center‘s current Make Jazz Fellow, tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, will present a master class in conjunction with Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
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.
The Make Jazz Fellowship and related programs are made possible through the generosity of the Herb Alpert Foundation.