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Ellis Hall
Musician I Producer

History: Evident in his recorded work with The California Raisins and Kenny G, as well as his many live appearances with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire and many more, Ellis is considered to be The Ambassador of Soul.

Ellis Hall is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger and producer who was appointed by Ray Charles as his R&B heir apparent. He has since worked with an incredible list of music icons, both as lead vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter, arranger and producer of the legendary group Tower of Power and as a collaborator with Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Kenny G, John Mayer, Natalie Cole, James Taylor and Earth, Wind & Fire, in addition to Ray Charles himself. Hall also enjoyed great success as a member of the multi-platinum California Raisins.

While performing in 2001 Ellis was approached by Ray Charles who was instantly taken by what he heard and in 2002 Ellis became the only Artist besides Ray to be signed as a Featured Artist on his Record Label, Crossover Records. During the months following Ellis and Ray Produced an astounding work called “Straight Ahead” featuring the Top 100 #5 HIT “Gotta Get The Money”, with incredible Guest Artists such as the likes of Billy Preston and more.

Following the passing of Ray, Ellis decided to create shows in honor of The Master called “A Tribute To Ray Charles, Motown And Beyond” and proceeded to perform this masterpiece with Symphonies all over the World. These shows now are legend, considered spell-binding homage to “The Genius” himself although it would be sacrilege to say that they are imitations. More than that, they will most likely go down in history as the finest form of compliment. This tribute has led to performances with symphony orchestras around the U.S., including the Boston Pops and the North Carolina Symphony

Hall has been featured in several films, including Big Momma’s House and Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, and on soundtracks ranging from television’s The West Wing and NYPD Blue to films including Chicken Run and Bruce Almighty. Hall is the only artist other than Ray Charles to be signed to Charles’s label, Crossover Records.

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