For the most part, "About Us" is more accurately "About Me."
However, "About Me" didn't seem to be an appropriate label for web site navigation.
My name is Sean Fenlon, and I am a huge admirer of Don Ellis and his art. I was first introduced to the music of Don Ellis while I was studying composition
with Hank Levy at Towson University from 1986-1990. I later attended The Peabody Institute of Music, where I completed my doctoral
dissertation, The Exotic Rhythms of Don Ellis. I have made this dissertation available online for free for all to enjoy.
Don Ellis has had a remarkable influence on my own musical
language. I have closely assimilated Ellis's approach to rhythm in my own
jazz-influenced compositions. I hope that the information contained within this site ultimately encourages
renewed interest in the life and art of Don Ellis.
Please feel free to contact me
directly to discuss Don Ellis or the information contained on this website.