Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Maurice A. Ellis has had a gift for music since he was 3 years old and began his career when he was 11. He attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music majoring in Jazz Studies. Maurice is skilled in Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Fretless Bass, KeyBass, as well as orchestration, arranging, and is proficient in all genres. He has been a pit orchestra bassist for the touring Broadway shows “Dreamgirls,” “Shrek the Musical,” “Wicked,” “The Addams Family” and the Bebe Winans life story stage play "Born For This." He has also performed with Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, CeeLo Green, Brian Culbertson, Bob James, Dexter Wansel, L. Young, Noel Gourdin, Sy Smith, Antonique Smith, Algebra, John Michael, Tim Bowman Jr., Michele Coltrane, LaVan “Majadi” Davis, Marcus Johnson, Heatwave, Chi-Lites, Ray Parker Jr., Blue Magic, Sly, Slick and Wicked, and The Moments. Maurice currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.