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Dave Ellson: Bio

Manhattan School of Music BM Jazz studies / Percussion

 

Professional musician for over 30 years

 

Vibes / Piano / Composer / Educator

 

Featured soloist on Jerry Vivino's (sax on Conan O'Brian Show) CD Something Borrowed Something Blue.  Featured Artist on CD entitled Duets (release date tba). Other recordings include, Movie sound tracks, Television and Radio Commercials. 

 

Hennessy Jazz Search Winner NYC

 

Performances at: Avery Fischer Hall, Playboy Jazz Festival, The Palace Theater LA, Carnegie Recital Hall, Gulliver’s, Trumpets, Struggles, and Shanghai Jazz to name a few. 

 

Private studies with Dave Friedman (vibes) Henry Adler (drums), Phil Markowitz (piano / music theory)

 

Music Educator with over 25 years experience. Private Instruction of Vibes, Piano, Music Theory, Keyboard Harmony, and Ensemble Techniques.  Jazz Improvisation Clinics, Manhattan School of Music, LaGuardia HS of Music and Art. Past Music Faculty Bergen Community College, Professional Music Studios Nutley, NJ.

 

Performances with: Wynton Marsalis, Steve Turre, John Lewis, Fred Hersch, Chip Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Walt Levinsky, Bobby Rosengarten, Joey Calderazzo, Joe Albany, Rodney Jones, Ralph LaLama, Bill Triglia, Mike Richmond, Elliot Zigmond, Dick Katz, Ted Rosenthal, Sonny Dallas, Butch Miles, John Basile, Harry Allen, and Bruce Barth.

 

Writer and Arranger with compositions recorded in Europe and the United States Member of B.M.I. as a writer and a publisher (Ellzo Music B.M.I.) since 1988.