Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
— Miles Davis
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Ellis Williams Wedding Reception

"Ellis was completely professional and a pleasure to work with.”

-Akira Bradley, Client

Ellis Williams is a trumpeter and vocalist with sounds reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, and The Weekend. Ellis was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His music is influenced by such artists as Roy Hargrove, Christian Scott, and Michael Jackson. 

Ellis received his Bachelors from Norfolk State University and Masters from Full Sail University majoring in music entertainment programs. After graduating, Williams released three studio projects, Euphoria (2014), Call to Battle (2016) which topped the CMJ Jazz Adds Charts and the Live the Music Vol. 1 cover mixtape (2012). In mid-2016, Ellis Williams settled in Richmond, Virginia where he later established his own business, E Willz Entertainment L.L.C. in 2017.

For over 20 years Ellis has been showcasing his edgy trumpet and vocal skills for multiple bands, events, and recordings. Ellis has performed for organizations such as Busch Gardens, Carnival Cruise Lines, and the BB King Blues Cafe where he was apart of the All-Star Band in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Ellis is currently performing with bands Good Shot Judy and Vibe Committee throughout Virginia while writing and recording new music for the 2018 fall season.  

Live the Music Vol.2, "All from One" mixtape is coming soon. . .

Photographs featuring Broxtan Photography

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