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Pee Wee Ellis

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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Discography

 

The Spirit Of...

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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Blues Mission

Ember Records
1993

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