2 shows, 8 & 10
John Ellis & Double Wide is an eclectic funk-bunch fusing together sounds and musicians from both New Orleans and New York, bringing a soulful, funky vibe to modern jazz. Saxophonist/composer John Ellis has never been an artist who stays in one artistic place very long. During a three year stay in New Orleans, Ellis' jazz chops improved radically as he gigged with the likes of Ellis Marsalis and Walter Payton. Then he moved to New York where he eventually spent six years as a member of jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter’s group, cutting four albums with them while also developing his own sound. Double Wide is John’s funky danceable jazz band that includes local greats Jason Marsalis on drums and Matt Perrine on sousaphone.