Ian Ellis has worked as a professional jazz saxophonist since 1985 performing and recording all over the country, playing modern jazz. The Ian Ellis quartet plays a mix of original material and re-invented standards, and has perfo
rmed at venues both here and abroad including the Royal Festival Hall; the Barbican Centre; Ronnie Scott's Club; London's 606 club, Pizza Express Soho jazz club, Glasgow jazz festival; Saarbrucken jazz festival. Ellis has performed live and recorded with Ruby Turner; Victoria Newton; Artoro Sandoval; Gwilym Simcock; Adelaide Hall; Benny Hill, Rumer and many others. In his latest show , Ian pays Tribute To Billy Strayhorn, the Brilliant Composer and composer who was Duke Ellingtons right hand man through his most creative years with his Orchestra. Classic tunes include , Lush Life, Isfahan and Dukes signature tune Take The 'A' Train.
' Masterful Virtuoso saxophonist, one of our very best' - Jazz Wise Magazine.
' Brilliant Saxophonist' - Sir John Dankworth.