ELLWOOD EPPS HOSTS IF YOU GOT EARS MARCH 2015
Ellwood Epps, improvising trumpeter. Performances with Steve Lacy, William Parker, Josh Zubot, Henry Grimes, Jean Derome, Joe McPhee, Butch Morris, Marshall Allen. 50+ recordings, performances across North America.
Work involves many aspects of musical world. Teacher, concert presenter, broadcaster, journalist, venue manager, poet, composer, activist-agitator for positive change for music, musicians.
Cofounded l’Envers 2008, through which has presented 500+ concerts. Same year cofounded Mardi Spaghetti series at Le Cagibi. Director, principal teacher Studio d’Improvisation de Montréal since 2009, presenting ongoing series of improvised music workshops. Artistic director Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada.
Music as evolution, transformation, breathing always, ah.