Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ellister in the press

Recently two new articles were published about me.

Screenshot of the Radio6 Jong webpage

Screenshot of the page

First of all Jazz Jong wrote about my Smalls NYC project on their website. Very cool!



Even more cool: Coen de Jonge interviewed me for the latest edition of the Jazz Bulletin. Three pages that’s serious business I would say! Click the interview for a readable version.

interview in Jazz Bulletin

Coen de Jonge interview with Ellister




No rational person would ever become a musician.

I love dreaming. When I was ten I told everyone I would become a musician. Since my teens with every band or musician I would admire, I would dream to play with them.

Being a musician is harder then the dreams I used to have, true! But let’s face it: some of those dreams actually do come true! Nowadays I do get to play with incredible musicians, like the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, with whom I performed at the Bimhuis and at the Java Jazz Festival recently. Speaking of Java Jazz: how much fun those jam sessions were! Saxofonists James Carter, Justin Robinson and Jason Marshall, trumpet players Roy Hargrove and Maurice Brown, pianist Eldar, drummer Quincy Phillips…. to only name a few!

I am happy to share the videos with you, made by Caroline Schönfeld and Martin Cohen