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Pee Wee Ellis

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: 1941    

Pee Wee Ellis - saxophone

A versatile composer, arranger, saxophonist and keyboard player, a musician whose repertoire encompasses all manner of music from jazz through soul and funk to stadium rock, Alfred Pee Wee Ellis stands distinctive in any company.

Born in Bradenton, Florida in 1941, Pee Wee was raised in Lubbock, Texas where he played his first public show in 1954 while still in Junior High School. His family moved to Rochester, NY, the following year, where he continued to play professionally throughout High School. He also met Sonny Rollins at this time, and spent the summer of 1957 under his masterful tutelage - a pivotal experience. “A great sax player, he taught me a lot and I still listen to him”....
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    The Spirit Of Christmas

    Ember Records
    2013
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    Tenoration

    Ember Records
    2011
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    Live And Funky

    Ember Records
    2002
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    Gentle Men Blue

    Ember Records
    1999
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    What You Like

    Ember Records
    1997
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    Twelve And More Blues

    Ember Records
    1993
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    Blues Mission

    Ember Records
    1993
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Blues Mission

Gramavision (1992)

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