Jeremy Ellis is an Australian bass player, composer, and teacher who’s passionate ethos is a mark of his musical endeavours. Originally hailing from rural New Zealand, and having family influences ranging from musical theatre to air force swing band – this diversity has impressed itself upon his approach to life and music. As a Golden Key Invitee, and 2nd place winner of the Sid SJ Bromley Jazz Award he was able to excel academically while completing his Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2017 under the direction of world class musicians Peter Walters and José McLaughlin (Gerry and the Pacemakers). This immersion in the world of jazz was just the next step in a 13 year span of performing contemporary rock, funk, and dub/electronic music. Most recently he has performed jazz and contemporary music with ensembles ‘Stiltskins’,‘Hunting Jade’, and ‘Antonix’ at venues such as Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, QPAC Green Jam, Studio 188, Eat Street NorthShore, Lock and Load, Brisbane Jazz Club, and the Empire Hotel. Jeremy was also band leader, composer, and bass player of fresh alternative pop outfit ‘Jabberwocky Down’. Throughout 2017 and 2018 they released several singles to favourable reviews, secured supports with heavyweights ‘Like Thieves’, ‘Steel Syndicate’, and ‘Nomika’, and played sold out crowds in major Brisbane venues such as The Foundry, and The Zoo. Jeremy’s future plans include the release of singles and a music video in 2021 for his current project ‘Jabberwock Collective’, expanding his business by composing for other ensembles and multimedia advertisers, participating in several other music projects to be unveiled late 2021, teaching a wider range of students, and completing his Masters in Secondary Teaching.