Robert Ellis & The LiveWires offer a fresh new voice in the conversation of jazz music.


Meet The Band

Robert - Lead Keys

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Born in New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz, Robert was born into a musical family and has been playing since the age three. He's traveled the world with some of music’s premiere artists and choirs and has written, produced for and performed with gospel music greats such as, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Richard Smallwood, and many others.


Jay - Drummer, Cowbell

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A native of the "Groove City", Washington, DC, Jheremy Thompson is a forward thinking musician, producer, and songwriter. His talents were birthed out of his family's love for music. Picking up the sticks from his father, Jheremy was seen at a young age playing at church.

Since then, Jheremy has been sought after as a session musician across the country. With his name credited on many songs not only as a musician but also producer. Jheremy continues to create and cultivate a unique sound and rhythm that describes him, "limitless". With musical styling ranging from Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Country he is what many call a hybrid musician.

Reggie - Keys, Kazoo

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A resident of Northern Virginia, Reggie Ellis is a songwriter, musician, producer and arranger.   Played brass instruments throughout school but began playing keys at church during high school and never looked back.

Darion - Bass, Guitar, Keys, Harmonica, Slidewhisle

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Hailing from Panama City, Florida, Darion cultivated his musical skills at an early age. He was introduced to the piano at the age of 2 and by 5th grade he was found sitting behind the kit. It wasn't until he played the drums that Darion began to find his uniqueness as a musician.
At the age of 22, Darion taught himself how to play bass and was able to hold down the low end in months. Darion also added musical director, producer and arranger to his resume by working with such artist as Jodeci Milhouse, Aaron Cole, Manny Wellz, and Simisola. He has played and toured with world renowned artist such as gospel recording artist, Jonathan McReynolds and YouTube Sensation The Walls Group.