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Lisle Ellis

Lisle Ellis is a multifaceted creator whose work reflects his interests in music, visual art, computers/ technology, and community. As a composer and improvisor-bassist his oeuvre spans three decades and two countries and has brought him international recognition as an artist with an exceptional vision. Some critics consider him to possess an important voice and to have made a significant contribution to the field of experimental music. Recent years have also brought him attention as a creator of computer/ electronic music and as a visual artist. Ellis began playing electric bass in his teens and worked professionally from an early age in numerous environments including studios, radio & tv shows, and even strip clubs. When his teacher and mentor, Walter Robertson, suddenly died in 1974, Ellis abandoned his studies at a music conservatory in Vancouver, Canada in favor of the seminal, and now legendary, Creative Music Studio in New York. There, over a period of several years, he had intimate contact with the vital NYC music scene at a time of surging changes and extraordinary developments.

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Faculty Member University of California Summer Jazz Camp 2002-08. Numerous, workshops, clinics, and lectures through out the US and Canada. Cultivating Creativity - Class on Creative process 2001-03, University of California Extension program

Clinic/Workshop Information

Faculty Member University of California Summer Jazz Camp 2002-08. Numerous, workshops, clinics, and lectures through out the US and Canada. Cultivating Creativity - Class on CRqtvie process 2001-02, University of California Extension program

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Albums

Sucker Punch Requiem: An Homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat
Sucker Punch Requiem:...
Henceforth Records
2008
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American Roadwork
Henceforth Records
2004
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Children In Peril
Henceforth Records
1997
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What We Live
Henceforth Records
1996
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Elevations
Henceforth Records
1994
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