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Roddy Ellias, a ‘Jazz Hero’

The Jazz Journalists Association named Roddy Ellias a Jazz Hero on April 1, 2013. The award recognizes “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities.” Roddy is a monster player and this award is well deserved!

Roddy has been endorsing Koentopp Guitars since 2010.

Read the full article “Roddy Ellias: a humble Jazz Hero” at

Here is a clip of one of Roddy’s performances playing both his classical and Blue Line.


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