A Don Ellis Portrait: Strawberry Soup

A JAM Performance
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Co-Sponsored by the UCLA Ethnnomusicology Archive

Featuring the talents of UCLA Alum Dr. Courtney Jones (Visiting Professor of Trumpet, University of Iowa)  and UCLA PhD Student in Ethnomusicology, Marc Bolin. 

Don Ellis (1934 - 1978) was an American Jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader. Known for his use of non standards meters, Ellis is probably best remembered for the use of his works in films like The French Connection (1971) and Whiplash (2014). The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archives holds the Don Ellis Library and Collection. "Strawberry Soup", part of the Don Ellis Collection, features a simple theme that is surrounded by intricate metric flucuations and complex key variations. 

Additional Information

Admission is Free; No Reservation Required. Parking on campus $12.