BET’s popular program Sunday’s Best introduced the world to one of gospel music’s brightest new recording artist, Zebulon Ellis. He captivated judges and audiences alike with his powerful and soulful vocals, making it to the final four in the competition. The newest artist on the successful independent gospel label Flow Records, he is set to make a huge impact on the world through his music.
Born to a Baptist Preacher and hard working corporate mother Zebulon was raised to fear and love God, and appreciate the obvious gift for music he was given. His musical talent was noticed at an early age by his parents when piano intervals and melodies sung were easily remembered and mimicked by their young son. Making his musical talent a priority, his parents ensured his gift was cultivated and nurtured.
A graduate of the Tri-Cities High School for Performing & Visual Arts and a Morehouse College Alumni, his achievements to date have been impressive. He has worked with some of today’s top award winning gospel artists and producers such as Shirley Caesar, Byron Cage, Fred Hammond, Myron Williams, and PJ Morton, along with mainstream superstars Ruben Studdard, and Beyonce Knowles.
A member of both the Screen Actors Guild and the Gospel Music Workshop of America, this talented vocalist formed a singing group that appeared in the motion picture The Fighting Temptations, and sang in the Rainforest Film Production, The Gospel. His musical talents were also recognized at the Antioch Baptist Church North, where under the pastorate of Zebulon’s mentor and surrogate grandfather, Dr. Cameron M. Alexander he was director of music; overseeing 5 choirs.
In Hebrew the name Zebulon means: to give honor to, dwell in. these meanings truly describe the soulfully-melodic voice of Zebulon Ellis. From the timbre of his tenor vocals to the angelic acoustics of his soprano falsetto it becomes obvious to all that listen; Ellis honors his gift and his God with every soothing psalm that he sings.
“Music is a tool GOD in HIS Eminent Power uses to mend hearts, change minds, redirect lives, heal relationships, and restore love and peace to all.” Zebulon Ellis