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Looking forward to working around the world!                               " If you want a full robust voice on the saxophone - Lance Ellis is the one to call. "    Mem Shannon -New Orleans Artist

LANCE ELLIS ~ Current Events/Performances

Four Columns

12/12/2014

Lance Ellis with the 4x4 Connection Band at the Four Columns BCP Smooth Jazz Christmas
8pm- 11pm

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

10/4/14 - 10/11/14

Lance Ellis with the Lowrider Band on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise

Cruise Reservations

Lance Ellis Live

8/30/2014

Lance Ellis with the 4x4 Connection Band - Location T.B.A.
10am-2pm

Jefferson Orleans South

3/1/2014

Lance Ellis with the 4x4 Connection Band at the Jefferson Orleans South
10pm- 2 am

Omni Royal Orleans

2/23/2014

Lance Ellis with the 4x4 Connection Band at the Omni Royal Orleans
6pm-10pm

Royal Sonesta

1/23/2014

Lance Ellis with the 4x4 Connection Band at the Royal Sonesta
8pm- 12 midnight

Lance Ellis Live

12/18/2013

Lance Ellis featuring Eric Hornsby

Lance Ellis

12/15/2013

Lance Ellis with the 4x4 Connection Band

Magazine Street Fest

11/23/2013

Lance Ellis w/ Mem Shannon at the Magazine Street Fest

Visit www.memshannon.com

Monteleone Hotel

11/09/2013Private Party

Lance Ellis w/ Big Al Carson at the Monteleone Hotel.

Hyatt New Orleans

11/05/2013

Lance Ellis and Friends

Park City, Ut

11/02/2013

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band

Visit www.lowriderband.com

Smooth Jazz Cruise

10/24-28/2013

Smooth Jazz Cruise, Cozumel, Mexico

New Orleans, La

10/12/2013Private Party

Lance Ellis w/ Judy Spellman

Michael Soulman Baptiste

10/05/2013 Private Party

Lance Ellis w/ Michael Soulman Baptiste

Kitchner, Canada

08/11/2013

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band

Visit www.lowriderband.com

New Orleans Hilton

08/10/2013

Lance Ellis and Friends, AKA Brunch

Massachusetts

08/04/2013

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band

Visit www.lowriderband.com

Chicago

07/27/2013

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band

Visit www.lowriderband.com

St. Jude, Mahalia Jackson Theater

07/27/2013

Lance Ellis and Friends

New Orleans Jazz Festival

07/27/2013

Lance Ellis and Friends

12/12/14 Four Columns

Lance Ellis w/ the 4x4 Connection Band

10/4/14 R&B Cruise

Lance Ellis w/ the Lowrider Band

8/30/14 Location TBA

Lance Ellis w/ the 4x4 Connection Band

3/1/14 Jefferson Orleans South

Lance Ellis w/ the 4x4 Connection Band

2/23/14 Omni Royal Orleans

Lance Ellis w/ the 4x4 Connection Band

1/23/14 Royal Sonesta

Lance Ellis w/ the 4x4 Connection Band

Lance Ellis Live

Lance Ellis feat. Eric Hornsby December 18th

Lance Ellis w 4x4 Connection Band

Lance Ellis & 4x4 Connection Band December 15th

Magazine Street Fest

Lance Ellis w/ Mem Shannon November 23rd

Monteleone Hotel*

Lance Ellis w/ Big Al Carson November 9th

Hyatt New Orleans

Lance Ellis and Friends November 5th

Park City, Utah

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band November 2nd

Cozumel, Mexico

Smooth Jazz Cruise, Cozumel, Mexico
October 24th - 28th

New Orleans, La*

Lance Ellis w/ Judy Spellman October 12th

Michael Soulman Baptiste*

Lance Ellis w/ Michael Soulman Baptiste
October 5th

Kitchner, Canada

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band August 11th

New Orleans Hilton

Lance Ellis and Friends, AKA Brunch
August 10th

Massachusetts

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band August 4th

Chicago

Lance Ellis w/ Lowrider Band, July 27th

St. Jude, Mahalia Jackson Theater

Lance Ellis and Friends July 20th

New Orleans Jazz Festival

Lance Ellis and Friends April 27th

LANCE ELLIS ~ Blog- My work with other artists/films!

  • War
  • Chubby Carrier
  • Ray
  • Run Away Jury
  • Treme
  • Low Rider Band

In 1974 I was marching in my Junior High School Band and we were playing "Cisco Kid". I became hooked on this band called War. Next thing I knew I was a member of the group filling in for late Charles Miller, a saxophonist that I admire. Becoming a member of such a timeless group and performing alongside Lee Oskar was like a dream come true. The journey still continues today under the bands new name: Lowrider Band.

If you want to dance the night away this band is the group. We traveled up and down the highways playing festivals, bars, you name it, we played it.

Like a brotherhood we drove an RV up to the venues when other bands arrived in vans. We stood out by playing Zydeco music with a twist of funk and R&B.

That was a great experience and road trip.

It was just a wonderful experience playing in the horn section with some great New Orleans players.

 

 

Also, off camera with Jamie Foxx who is a really talented piano player in real time!

Another humbling experience playing myself as a street musician at the famous Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, LA we now call Hollywood South. I had the honor of playing "When the Saints Go Marching In".

Dustin Hoffman said to me "Man, that's a pretty good looking saxophone". I simply said "thanks".

 

Home grown New Orleans own musicians played an important part in making this a success. We played ourselves and all the local fans enjoyed watching and calling us on the phone stating they saw us on T.V. It don't get no better than doing what you love to do in your home town. Wendell Pierce was down to earth and a great leader. We had fun on set and off laughing most of the time and of course playing the music. I had the opportunity to get "Voodoo Love" song played on Treme, Looking forward to more programs like that. Thanks for looking out Matt.

Consist of four of the five original members of the 70's group "War" who wrote all those hits back in the day. Songs like "Cisco Kid", "Lowrider", "Why Can't we be Friends", just to name a few. We released a single called " 9 to 5 Ordinary Man" in which I had the honor of playing a saxophone solo. There's also a Video on Youtube featuring this song. Moving and grooving, the band is recreating itself. What a Journey! The music industry is just not the same but we love what we do with the music... Play, Play, Play.

  • "Lance Ellis is one of my favorite saxophone players and I love playing gigs with him." Lee Oskar, Harmonica Player & Manufacturer - The Low Rider Band
  • "Ellis showcases his talent on tenor, alto and soprano sax as well as flute. Like the postman he formerly was, Lance Ellis delivers." Dean M. Shapiro -Offbeat Magazine
  • "I am inspired every time I hear his music. His music is food for the soul. His music is a blessing for us all." Gary Brown, Saxophonist
  • If you want a full robust voice on the saxophone - Lance Ellis is the one to call. " Mem Shannon -New Orleans Artist
  • Performing an uninterrupted 3 hr set before a capacity crowd, Ellis was at his absolute best, playing... in a wide range of genres " David M. Shapiro Harrahs Show Reviews