Composer/songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone started San Fermin after he graduated from Yale University where he studied music composition. While he was at school he cut his teeth assisting composer Nico Muhly, who is known for working with acclaimed artists such as Antony and the Johnsons, Grizzly Bear, and Sufjan Stevens.
Ellis traveled to Banff to write what would end up being the first San Fermin record, combining his talents as a classical composer with pop sensibilities to bring the new project to life. Since then, the band has earned widespread acclaim for their two albums. They settled in to the Collective Arts Black Box to perform “Emily” and “No Devil,” both of which come from their 2015 sophomore album Jackrabbit.