With rich, smooth, yet intense sound, whether on vocals or trumpet, Allistair Elliott instantly connects with his audience. Through music, his ability to connect to strangers who quickly become friends takes every audience on a magical transcendent experience.
His award winning second cd, Urban Nights, released on Chronograph Records, feels like Miles Davis, meets Chris Botti with vocals by Sting.
A new recording is almost complete and will be released shortly.
Starting at the age of 13, he excelled at the classical side of the trumpet, performing in London England, and also Vienna, Austria by the age of 17. Allistair moved to England to continue his studies where he received his music degree from Leeds College of Music, the same school that produced the Grammy nominee, Corrine Bailey Rae.
His performing credits include The Drifters, The Temptations, R&B legend, Lou Pride, England's jazz giant, John Dankworth, and The Supremes, just to name a few. He has opened for sax great, Joshua Redman, toured with the internationally renowned Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and shared the stage with Saturday Night Lives' Lenny Pickett, and rock legends, Honeymoon Suite. He has toured Europe, Australia and Brazil and now resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Over the course of his extensive career, Allistair has shared the stage with or recorded for Tim Tamishiro, Livin’ In Swing, Steve Pineo, Amos Garrett, The Prime Time Big Band, The Big Beat Band, and The Barry Shaw Orchestra, as well as fronting his own group. He has also recorded numerous tv and radio jingles and was featured on the opening credits of ESPN's 2010 World Cup Theme as well as ESPN themes for Monday Night Football and Wimbledon Tennis coverage.
Allistair's writing credits include the movie, Friend of the Family, where he also appeared in the film performing two original tunes.
allistair is also available for concerts, coaching and recording.