Ellis White & Catch The Groove has been a popular draw at many  Jacksonville area hot spots  Expanding their regional drawing power, Ellis has performed at the beautiful  St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Jazz In The Bay Festival In Tampa, Daytona Music Festival among many others. 

The democratic approach to performing is in full effect during explosive live shows, where  talent and energy is on display via prominent lead lines, solos and tandem melodies. Some songs begin with the rhythm section jamming prior to the sax coming in for a few solo bars before the trumpet begins doubling the sax and the rest of the band kicks in. The variety and unexpected surprises are part of the fun and appeal. Some of the cover tunes that go over well with audiences include Rick Braun & Richard Elliot’s “Q It Up”, Ronnie Laws’ “Always There”, George Duke’s “It’s On” and “Secret Garden”, with different instruments mimicking the vocals of the original Quincy Jones version that featured Barry White, James Ingram, Al B. Sure and El Debarge.

Past Notable Appearances

European Tour - May/June 2020 - Cancelled.

Atlantic Beach Jazz Festival - Atlantic Beach FL

Thrasher Horne Performing Arts Center - Orange Park FL

Lincolnville Jazz @ The Excelsior - Saint Augustine FL

Colonial Oak Music Park - Saint Augustine FL

BBQ Brews and Blues Festival - West Palm Beach FL

Heart & Soul Festival - West Palm Beach, FL

Jacksonville Jazz Festival - Jacksonville FL

Jazz In The Bay Festival - Tampa FL

Taste Of Saint Augustine Festival - St. Augustine FL

Sing Out Loud Music Festival - St. Augustine FL

Old Port Festival - Portland ME

Main Street Live Music Festival - Daytona Beach FL

North Atlantic Blues Festival - Rockland ME

Romanza Festivale - St. Augustine FL

Music By The Sea Concert Series - FL

Breezy Jazz Club - Jacksonville FL

Jazzland Cafe - Jacksonville FL



After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ”