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Friday, May 25, 2018
Art of Rock and Roll Walnut Street Gallery: Your source for Rock and Roll Fine Art and Memorabilia
Rock and Roll ArtNew Orleans Music - Bob ComptonRock and Roll Art

Mr. Ben Ellman

Mr. Ben Ellman blazes away at Tipitina’s on New Years Eve 2010.

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Ben Ellman of Galactic was born in L.A. and moved to New Orleans in 1989. His first musical experience in New Orleans was sitting in with Rebirth Brass Band leader Kermit Ruffins, which lead to a three year stint with the Little Rascals Brass Band. It was with the Rascals that Ben "cut his teeth" playing jazz funerals, second lines, and other booty shaking affairs. In 1991, he co-founded the New Oleans Klezmer Allstars, an eight-piece funky Yiddish ensemble which later included drummer Stanton Moore. Due to the incestuous musical community of New Orleans, Ben was a natural fill in to the rotating Galactic sax chair.

Medium: Archival Inkjet on Pearl Photo Paper
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