Jeff Ellwood is the newly appointed Director of Instrumental Jazz Studies at Mt. San Antonio College. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music and Master of Music degree from Cal State Fullerton.
He has studied saxophone and improvisation with: James Moody, Rick Margitza, Billy Pierce, George Garzone, Hal Crook, Gary Foster, Eric Marienthal, Charlie Banacos, Jim Odgren, James Rotter, and Charles Richard. Jeff has shared the stage with: Tony Bennett, James Moody, Joe Zawinal, Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Stevie Wonder, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Daniels, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, John Williams, and Quincy Jones to name a few.
In 2001 Jeff was awarded the “Best College Saxophonist Award” at the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival