Saturday, July 20

DC Firefighter Wows Fans With His Jazz and R&B Vocals in Debut CD "Love Changes"

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If you’re ever in the Washington, DC area, you want to be on the look out for “Up and Coming” jazz and R&B sensation Stoney Ellis. His debut recording Love Changes is full of sweet love songs and joyful jazz tunes. The vocalist packs the house at Indulj Restaurant and Lounge in the historic U. Street district singing tunes from the recording; and a many other great musical favorites.

And it doesn’t stop there– Ellis is also a DC Firefighter who has a passion for saving lives. He says his multi-talents come straight from the heart. “I enjoy helping people, saving them from harm and entertaining them as well,” said Ellis. “It means alot to me to see that I’m making a difference in someone’s life.”

Ellis got his start on the DC music scene during the the early 90’s when he and his brother developed a band called Backdraft and played around town for about three years. Later Ellis would take off in stride putting on hit performances all over town. Now in 2010 he’s a household name in the District.

Ellis’ first recording “Love Changes” offers smooth jazz melodies and rhythm and blues. He wrote two songs on the CD along with his brother Anthony Lytton writing the remaining 8 tunes. Eric Valentine and Alan Johnson are producers for the recording. “It turned out to be a rewarding experience. I love the project. I feel we did a nice job with more than 3000 copies sold.”

 

 

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