ADVERTISE WITH US

Content by tag "Dave Ellis"

NEWS: EVENT

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

When Orrin Keepnews passed away at his El Cerrito home on March 1, the day before his 92nd birthday, he left behind an unparalleled legacy as a jazz producer, advocate, and entrepreneur. Keepnews’s brilliant career spanned more than 60 years, during which time he founded three forward-thinking labels (Riverside, Milestone, Landmark) and produced hundreds of major ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Festival April 1 - 3 in Downtown Monterey

Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary

America's Top Young Jazz Musicians from 10 States Compete for Spot on Monterey Jazz Festival Stages

Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-In-Residence and Two-Time Grammy-Nominee Joshua Redman to Participate

The Monterey Jazz Festival, a nonprofit leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958 and JazzTimes Readers' Poll ...

Take Five With Lissy Walker

Read "Take Five With Lissy Walker" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Lissy Walker: Lissy Walker grew up in Berkeley, California. She studied piano and theatre as a child, and later formed her first jazz band under the tutorship of the legendary Phil Hardymon at Berkeley High School.

She went on to study voice and theatre at UCLA and The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC. ...

Lissy Walker: Life Is Sweet

Read "Life Is Sweet" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Life Is Sweet is the debut from Berkeley, California-based vocalist Lissy Walker. In an increasingly crowded pool of female jazz singers it's important to stand out from the norm: two things about Life Is Sweet ensure that Walker can do that. Firstly, there is Walker's song selection--a tasteful and unusual mix of standards and more left-field ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mo'Fone: Sling Shot

Read "Sling Shot" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It must be challenging for Mo'Fone to secure gigs and, no doubt, many a venue refused them once the trio explained its lineup as two saxophones and drums. It's a setup sure to suggest an avant-garde trip or vaudeville novelty outing but the music on Sling Shot is, in fact, both tremendously listenable and serious.

While ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dave Ellis: Of Jams and Jazz

Read "Dave Ellis: Of Jams and Jazz" reviewed by Forrest Dylan Bryant

Tenor saxophonist Dave Ellis has been a stalwart of the Bay Area jazz scene for years. An East Bay native, he honed his craft in the famed Berkeley High School jazz program and, appropriately enough, the Berklee school of Music in Boston. After returning to the Bay Area, he spent time in the original version Charlie ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dave Ellis: Talented Tenor on the March

Read "Dave Ellis: Talented Tenor on the March" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Why Not?

So many jazz musicians have been heralded as the next “big thing” since the 80s it’s hard to keep track. It can cause one, after a while, to cast a sideways glance at the next pronouncement. But when a saxophonist creeps up on you with a lively, burnished tone and a swagger ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Ellis: State of Mind

Read "State of Mind" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

A severe gap exists between technical facility and profound expression. The jazz world has become flooded with technically adept performers, and whether they’ve come up from within the rigorous university system or the art institutes, they all display a studied command of their instruments, harmony, sight-reading, and composition. They’ve all been tested, certified, and approved; they’re ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dave Ellis: Talented Tenor on the March

Read "Dave Ellis: Talented Tenor on the March" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Why Not?

So many jazz musicians have been heralded as the next “big thing" since the 80s it's hard to keep track. It can cause one, after a while, to cast a sideways glance at the next pronouncement. But when a saxophonist creeps up on you with a lively, burnished tone and a swagger ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Ellis: In the Long Run

Read "In the Long Run" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Tenor saxophonist Dave Ellis's resume includes a number of diverse, high-profile jobs both inside and outside the jazz world: a tour with the post-Grateful Dead touring band, the Other Ones; a spot in Dead guitarist Bob Weir's Ratdog; and membership in the popular groove-jazz group, the Charlie Hunter Trio. But In the Long Run, his second ...


Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.