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Ellipsis was born in an unmemorable suburban pub in the summer of 2005, when pianist John Stenger and bassist Ray Clemens unwound after a gig and discovered a common interest in developing a new approach to the jazz music they were playing. They soon brought in drummer Justin Leigh and formed some common goals: to play contemporary pop and rock music as a vehicle for improvisation, to write original music that could appeal to fans of both jazz and rock music, and to include in their repertoire new arrangements of classic and contemporary jazz compositions -- but above all, to play music that a younger audience could relate to.

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