About the Trio concert/lecture
series at the Kerrytown Concert House continues in May and June, exploring various
aspects of the jazz piano trio. Take a behind-the-scenes look at
the foundations of jazz with the some of the region's
all-stars (the next edition is Sunday, May 13, and the series continues June 10).
Ellen won her age group at the Big House Big Heart 10K April 15th, running with a group of students from the University of Michigan Jazz Department and finished in the top 25 percent at the Potowatomi
Trail Marathon in April. She will run the Mount Washington Auto Road Race June 16 and the Mt. Hood PCT 50 miler in late July.
The Detroit International Jazz Festival has commissioned Ellen to write a big band arrangement for their Tribute To Wayne Shorter Concert over Labor day weekend. The arrangement of "Lester Left Town", by Wayne Shorter, will feature special guest Lew Tabackin.
Wishing Well continues to get good reviews.
See some samples at AllAboutJazz,
or visit the “Reviews” page. Wishing
Well, was released on January 15, 2010 and features the
Quartet and special guests, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist
In January 2009 Ellen
completed an ascent of Argentina’s Aconcagua, the highest