Ebban Dorsey (15 years old) and Ephraim Dorsey (16 years old) have been playing saxophone for six years, starting with the Carl Grubbs Jazz Camp. Ephraim plays tenor saxophone and Ebban plays alto saxophone. They both currently attend Baltimore School for the Arts, and the preparatory program at Peabody Conservatory. Their first show as band leaders was in 2016 at Caton Castle. Some of their awards include the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship, the Peabody Saxophone Award, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Next Generation Artists Award, and recently the Jazz Expressway Scholarship. Ebban and Ephraim have also performed in many live recordings. A few examples of these live recordings include Gary Bartz Annual “Blue Chronicles” at Morgan State’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, Daniel Rorke’s Dynamic Album Project, Capital BOP Washington DC, The Howard E. Rollins Scholarship Foundation, and the Jazz Encounter’s Tribute to John Coltrane. Ephraim has performed in Kamasi Washington’s short film “As Told to G/D Thyself” while Ebban has performed a jazz rendition of “This Land is Your Land” live at Oriole Park in Camden Yards, which can be viewed on MASN. The Jazz Community has embraced Ebban and Ephraim and has been an enormous contributor to their growth.
Ephraim and Ebban have played at the following venues: Keystone Korner, 2019 Philly Jazz Summit, Bohemian Caverns, Caton Castle (They’ve headlined twice there), Motorhouse, Creative Alliance, Arch Social Club, WEAA 88.9, City Winery, John Hopkins Peabody, West Minister Church, Andie Musik, AJACS, Enoch Pratt Library, Montclair State University, and The Cherry Hill Festival. Ephraim and Ebban have played with many of the greatest musical talents of our time, including: Gary Bartz, Kamasi Washington, Kris Funn, Sean Jones, Todd Marcus, Warren Wolf, Gary Thomas, Quincy Philips, Lafayette Gilchrist, Bruce Williams, Donald Harrison, Christian Scott, Reginald Cyngte, John Lamkin 3rd/2nd , Christian McBride, Tim Green, Benito Gonzales, Nasar Abadey, Carl Grubbs, Clarence Ward 3rd, Blake Meister, Lee Pearson, Jeff Reed, Bob Butta, Mark Gross, Paul Carr, Dennis Chambers, Allyn Johnson, Marcus Strickland, Antonio Hart, Billy Hart, Steve Carrington, Dontae Winslow, Mark Meadows and T.K. Blue.