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Roddy Ellias

Roddy Ellias

Canadian jazz musician and composer
Roddy Ellias
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Intro Canadian jazz musician and composer
Is Jazz musician Musician Composer Guitarist Jazz guitarist
From Canada
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1949
Age 72 years
Instruments:
Guitar
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Biography

Roddy Ellias (born 1949) is a Canadian guitarist, composer and improviser. He performs contemporary new music, jazz, and classical repertoire.

Career

Reviewers have described Ellias as "genius (Bud Freeman), "positively brilliant" (Bill McBirnie) and "exquisite …the kind of subtlety you don't often hear…anywhere."(Mark Miller). He has performed with Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrel, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Nat Adderley, Slide Hampton, Cleo Laine, Pepper Adams, Lew Tabakin, Michel Donato, Mel Torme, Bud Freeman, PJ Perry, Rob McConnell, the Montreal Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and Michel Legrand. As an improviser, "American guitarist and writer Matthew Warnock describes him this way: "as close to being a Zen master on the guitar as he can be."

The Ottawa Citizen reviewed a "concert by pianist Marc Copland, guitarist Roddy Ellias and bassist Adrian Vedady", calling it "deeply lyrical and personal original music."

"Ellias has had two concert series at Paradiso with local and imported musicians including an organ quartet with Kirk MacDonald, a Fourth Stage showcase of his own jazz compositions, an Ottawa Jazz Festival concert with Jeri Brown, several festival workshop and Composers' Collective concerts, as well as appearances with John Geggie, Anna Williams, Tena Palmer, Garry Elliott, Petr Cancura, and many others. And his classical compositions were featured at this year's Music and Beyond festival."

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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