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. ”