Dave Ellis (saxophonist)
Dave Ellis is an American saxophonist. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ellis came to prominence in the 1990s as a member of guitarist Charlie Hunter's band. Ellis has since been known for his work with Bob Weir after the breakup of the Grateful Dead and with flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny.
|Associated acts||Charlie Hunter, RatDog, The Other Ones, ZoÃ« Ellis|
Ellis has recorded albums as a bandleader. His State of Mind album (2003), is his second recording produced by Orrin Keepnews and won a 2004 award for Outstanding Album from the California Music Awards.
Dave and his sister ZoÃ« Ellis have collaborated as an act called ZADELL.
- Raven (Monarch, 1996)
- In the Long Run (Monarch, 1998)
- State of Mind (Milestone, 2001 [rel. 2003])
With Black Crowes
- Freak 'n' Roll...Into the Fog: The Black Crowes All Join Hands, The Fillmore, San Francisco (Eagle, 2006)
With Charlie Hunter
- Charlie Hunter Trio (Prawn Song, 1993)
- Bing, Bing, Bing! (Blue Note, 1995)
- Ready... Set... Shango! (Blue Note, 1996)
With The Other Ones
With Bob Weir and RatDog
- Evening Moods (Arista, 2000)
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- "ZADELL: ZoÃ« and Dave Ellis - Buoyant Jazz Sax Meets Funky R&B Vocals", Brown Paper Tickets. Retrieved July 30, 2018.