JOHN McLELLAN- drums- (b. 1968), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts, has a resume that is expansive and varied, including work with Joe and Mat Maneri, Roswell Rudd, Bern Nix, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Denman Marony, Ben Monder, and the Either/Orchestra. He has performed at festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, Munster International Jazz Festival in Germany and New York's Vision Festival.
John‘s inventive drumming can be heard on his duo record with saxophonist Joe McPhee, Grand Marquis on Boxholder records and Mat Maneri’s latest release on Thirsty Ear Records, Pentagon.
John McLellan has performed with Bern Nix, Ben Monder, Joe Morris, Garrison Fewell, Rick Peckham, Jon Damien, Joe McPhee, Joe Maneri, Jack Wright, Daniel Carter, Blasie Siwula, Perry Robinson, Matana Roberts, Douglas Yates, Roy Campbell, Dave Balauo, Brian Groder, Herb Pomeroy, Nate Wooley, John Carlson, Michael Formanack, Ed Schuller, Mark Helelias, William Parker, Shayna Dulberger, Eivend Opsvik, John Herbert, Craig Taborn, Jamie Saft, Denman Marony, Ran Blake, Roswell Rudd, Ben Gerstein, Either Orchestra. Has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, C M J Jazz Festival (NY), San Juan Island Jazz Festival, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Munster International Jazz Festival (Germany).