All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Dave Ellis

Results for "Dave Ellis"

Advanced search options

Dave Ellis

Tenor saxophonist Dave Ellis has long been a key figure in the fertile Northern California jazz scene. His story is a tapestry woven from myriad musical adventures. It begins with his days as a ten-year-old musical prodigy and opens on a new chapter with State of Mind, his debut recording for Milestone, featuring a sterling jazz veteran cast of pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassists Peter Washington and Christian McBride, drummers Carl Allen and Lewis Nash, and alto saxophonist Vincent Herring. Along the way, Ellis was named Best New Talent (along with Diana Krall) in the 1997 Jazziz magazine Readers Poll

One Note At A Time

Label: Wide Hive Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Days of Haze; Dusk; Brother Todd; Bell Song; One Note at a Time (I Cry Creativity); Full House; The Growing Place; Shaker Funk; When You Went Away.

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. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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: ALBUM 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 ...

State of Mind

Label: Fantasy Jazz
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. Not That You asked 2. Barbados 3. Soul-Leo 4. Something to Live For 5. Sunshowers 6. Grand Central 7. Don't Blame Me 8. Isabella Blue 9. Peace 10. Summertime

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 ...


ENGAGE

Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Enter our latest contest giveaways sponsored by Cellar Live and ArtistShare.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: It's your festival. Who do you book?

Fantasy Festival Poll

It's your festival, you're in charge of booking and you have an unlimited budget. Share your lineup.

More Polls

Publisher's Desk

A run on interviews--a dozen over the last two weeks! Read on.

MORE POSTS

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.