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Elan Trotman

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The BROTHERS Jazz Series continues with internationally-acclaimed artist Elan Trotman.


Saxophonist Elan Trotman has quickly become one of jazz's most thrilling and emotive performers. He continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher, and recording artist. Though inspired by Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum, and Najee, Trotman's playing displays his fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards and The Barbados Music Awards both named him Jazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions.

Born and raised in Barbados, the native island of pop star Rihanna, and educated at the world-renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Trotman approaches jazz in his way. He blends Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures, and his playing is full of surprises.

Trotman has recorded and performed with several world-class musicians, including Michael McDonald, Roberta Flack, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Johnny Gill, Jeffrey Osborne, Sheila E, Marcus Miller, Will Downing, Earl Klugh, Jeff Lorber, Peter White, Peabo Bryson, Brian Simpson and many others.

As a solo artist, Elan's songs have topped the Billboard Radio Charts over 10 times, including the hit "Heaven In Your Eyes" feat. Brian Simpson, "Tradewinds" feat Peter White, "Master Blaster," "As" feat. Lin Rountree, "Thoughts of Sumer" feat. Will Downing, and "Smooth N Saxy." Collaborations that have topped the charts include "Magic Men" (Marion Meadows), "Groove Me" (Greg Manning), "Just What You Need" (Brian Simpson), "Smooth (Cal Harris), and "Ride Along" (Julian Vaughn).