For the past thirty years Ellery Eskelin has been at the forefront of the global creative improvised music scene. Based in New York City, he has traveled widely performing, recording and amassing a very personal and iconoclastic body of work. And yet Ellery Eskelin has always remained deeply committed to the traditions of jazz and American music. Eskelin embodies this seeming contradiction with ease. He does not see jazz as a style or idiom but as a process. Further, a process of creative development that has great relevancy to our time. In this pursuit Eskelin consistently delivers to the listening public unadulterated, passionate music with no excuses and no apologies.
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June 18, 2011
Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins & Jim Black: One Great Day... on Hatology
June 04, 2010
Ellery Eskelin / John Hebert / Devin Gray at the Tea Lounge on July 30th
August 13, 2009
Ellery Eskelin: "On Great Night...Live" on Hatology 683
December 09, 2008
Terrence McManus/Ellery Eskelin/Gerry Hemingway at Stain Bar on...
June 05, 2008
David Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black - Renewal (Hat...
April 23, 2008
David Liebman-Ellery Eskelin Quartet: "Renewal" on Hatology 654
October 28, 2006
Ellery Eskelin Releases "Quiet Music" on Prime Source Records
“…he is a genuine master…with an original voice and command of the saxophone
shaped by a legacy running from Coleman Hawkins to Evan Parker.” (The New York
City Jazz Record, September 2016)
…Eskelin’s rough-hewn tenor is one of modern jazz’s most readily identifiable
sounds. (Point of Departure, 2011)
A major player in today's creative music (Down Beat, September 1995)
...a powerful soloist brimming with ideas and limitless imagination... (Time Out
London, May 2009)
Ellery Eskelin, a rugged tenor saxophonist with a romantic streak that runs parallel
to his experimental leanings… (The New Yorker 2013)
Eskelin's work is completely of the moment: a gorgeous, rocking, diffuse current of
improvised sound that is unique even in the progressive jazz world. Seattle Weekly,
October 25, 2000
Eskelin has long forged his own path. (Point of Departure, 2011)
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.