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Born in Toronto in 1976, trumpeter Ellwood Epps lives and works in Boston, where he has quickly become active on the improvised music scene. In addition to leading Togetherness!, a sextet which plays music from South Africa, he can also be heard regularly with Eric Zinman, Gylnis Lomon, Matt Crane, Luther Gray, and Steven Lantner. Epps lived in Montreal for 16 years, where he co-founded the venue l'Envers, the weekly Mardi Spaghetti series, and the Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada.

Ellwood has played on over 100 records, including 40 as leader/co-leader, for diverse labels including Mr. E, Ambiances Magnetiques, &Records, Constellation, VICTO, Rogue Art, Majmua, Kakutopia, Panospria, Drip Audio, Barnyard, Mode, and Bug Incision. He has performed with musicians from many parts of the world, including Steve Lacy, Josh Zubot, William Parker, Michel F Côté, John Butcher, Yves Charuest, Henry Grimes, John Heward, Marshall Allen, Lori Freedman, and Jean Derome.

Ellwood has also been active as a trumpet teacher for 30 years, and has also been engaged in teaching improvisation, including the Studio d'Improvisation de Montréal, a popular series of workshops which ran over 10 years and welcomed many dozens of musicians from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

Ellwood Epps Bio


On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... ​using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation."   - Squidco website staff

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On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

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