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JEFF ELLWOOD, Instructor in Music

Jeff EllwoodSaxophonist Jeff Ellwood teaches applied saxophone at Cal State Fullerton.   He is also the director of instrumental jazz studies at Mt. San Antonio College. He received his bachelor of music degree from the Berklee college of music and master of music degree from Cal State Fullerton. 

He has studied saxophone and improvisation with: James Moody, Rick Margitza, Ralph Bowen, John Ellis, Billy Pierce, George Garzone, Hal Crook, Gary Foster, Eric Marienthal, Charlie Banacos, Jim Odgren, James Rotter, and Charles Richard.
While at Berklee, Jeff had the distinct pleasure of being a member of the Berklee concert jazz orchestra under the direction of Herb Pomeroy. This group shared the stage with: Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Joe Zawinul, Toshiko Akiyoshi and many more.

Jeff has performed or recorded with: Tony Bennett, Alan Pasqua, Bill Cunliffe, Rick Margitza, Jerry Bergonzi, Terell Stafford, Joe Labarbera, Jimmy Haslip, Dave Carpenter, Darek Oles, James Moody, Randy Brecker, Christian Mcbride, Stevie Wonder, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Daniels, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, John Williams, and Quincy Jones to name a few.  Jeff has also completed a project with saxophone great Jerry Bergonzi. This project is a compilation of all of his compositions.

Under his direction, the Mt. Sac jazz ensemble has won 1st place at the 2008 Western States Jazz Festival and 1st place at the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2nd place in 2011.
Jeff is a Yamaha performing artist.


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