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JELLY ELLINGTON
BIO

Jonathan “Jelly” Ellington is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in Austin, TX by way of the mountains of Asheville, NC. His vocals are smooth and soulful with an edgy guitar style, chiming in elements of raw and expressive blues. Jelly has developed a reputation for exciting and untamed live performances, and has shared the stage and recorded with Grammy Award-winning artists. He has been making his mark on the Austin scene, recently voted Top 10 "Best Guitarist" in 2018 and 2019 Austin Chronicle Austin Music Awards.


RECENT VENUES:
Empire Control Room, 3Ten ACL Live, Mohawk, Saxon Pub (Austin)
The Mint (Los Angeles) 
House of Blues (Boston)
Hi Ho Lounge (New Orleans)
Rockwood Music Hall (NYC)
Salvage Station (Asheville)

RECENT EVENTS:
Austin Music Awards at ACL Live
Carrollton Festival at The Switchyard
One Road Austin
Austin Music Live Taping
OtraFest! Kickoff Party
Wild West BrewFest
"All In" Tour (NYC, Boston, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, & more)

HOMEBASE: Austin, TX

GENRE: Rock, Blues Rock

SOUNDS LIKE: Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Jonny Lang, Lenny Kravitz

BAND MEMBERS:
Jelly Ellington- Guitar, Vocals
Stefan Ringer- Bass
Andrew Ellington- Drums
Cole Gramling- Keys/Organ

SHARED STAGES/SUPPORTED:
Grammy Award-Winner Anna Wise, Grammy Award-Winner Ruben Ramos, Stone Temple Pilots, Spoon, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Vertical Horizon, Tonic, Mingo Fishtrap, Toubab Krewe, MonoNeon, Sonnymoon, Chris Duarte, Eric Tessmer, Vallejo

MEDIA REQUESTS &
BOOKING INQUIRES:

BOOKING@JELLYELLINGTON.COM  
 


MUSIC


VIDEO


PRESS

Jelly Ellington is helming the rock and roll sound for the season.
— Punchland
Jelly Ellington is a classic guitarist in every sense of the word.
— Kelly Donnelly - Mixer, Engineer, Producer for Eric Johnson, Mike Stern, Oz Noy, Doyle Dykes
Jelly Ellington continues to impress and evolve with his new sounds while staying true to his rock roots.
— Patrick Davis, Host of 512 Radio, Austin

PHOTOS


TOUR


BUTTERFLY EP - FOR RELEASE AUGUST 2nd

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CO PRODUCED: Dane Orr (Anna Wise, Sonnymoon) and Jelly Ellington
MIXED: Dane Orr
MASTERED: Nick Landis at Tera Nova Digital Audio Inc.
EP ART: Lauren Santorio at Renzo Designs

LISTEN HERE

Jelly Ellington redefines himself with his sophomore EP Butterfly. Produced by Dane Orr (Anna Wise, Sonnymoon), the four track EP takes listeners on a sonic adventure, blending gritty guitar riffs and catchy melodies with electronic beats and jazzy bass lines. The EP is a bold step in a new musical direction from Jelly’s signature blues rock style, as his classical and jazz influences shine more into the limelight in track’s like “Best of Me” and “Fade Away.” The wall of guitars and grungy chorus shout out loud his mission in this EP: growth is found in “never fearing the unknown.”

“Jelly Ellington continues to impress and evolve with his new sounds while staying true to his rock roots.” — 512 Radio host Patrick Davis, 105.3 The Bat Austin

“You won’t be disappointed.”— Keep Walking Music

TRACKS:
1. Butterfly
2. Fade Away
3. Best of Me
4. Christabel

CURRENTLY RELEASED: "Butterfly"

“With blues induced licks and solo, in front of a driving riff support, Jelly keeps it dynamic, sultry, atmospheric and rapturous in his message. The climax of a track like ‘Butterfly’ is indicative of what rock can be.”

— comeherefloyd

 

DeBUT ALBUM: ALL IN

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PRODUCED: Jonathan Ellington
RECORDED: Kelly Donnelly at Studio Plush, Austin, TX
(Eric Johnson, Hanan Townshend)
TRACK 5 RECORDED BY: Omar Vallejo at 512 Studios, Austin, TX (Nina Diaz, Dale Watson)
MASTERED: Nick Landis at Tera Nova Digital Audio Inc.
CONTRIBUTORS: New Day - Deshawn Alexander (Eric Krasno Band, Marcus King Band), Sunset - Aric Garcia (Otis The Destroyer), Let Go - Philly G (Viva La Hop), Crosstown - Andrew Ellington (Viva La Hop)
ALBUM ART: Lauren Santorio at Renzo Designs

TRACKS:

1. Set Me Free
2. Sunset
3. Let Go* (Feat. Philly G)
4. New Day**
5. Crosstown
6. Hard Times Coming Down
7. Getaway
8. Wait For You

*Produced by Aric Garcia and Jonathan Ellington
** Produced by Deshawn Alexander and Jonathan Ellington

SINGLES: "New Day" "Sunset" "Crosstown"

“Ellington displays a profound talent and raw passion for music, which is becoming more and more rare to find. With each note, the musician compels listeners to smile and take on his same love for music and life. His debut album “All In” shows great promise within the music industry, bringing an inspiring and unique liberation.”

— Indie Band Guru