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Had an interesting summer. Did a great Hazmat Modine tour of Kiev, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Recorded on the soundtrack of the hit Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and performed on camera on a few episodes as a saxophonist. Big stretch. Lots of fun and a trip to don a wig for the part.
Also played on the soundtracks of two big films just now starting to air. Joker and The Irishman. Spent a couple of weeks working, again on camera, as a saxophonist in the band for the talk show hosted by Robert De Niro for Joker. “Played” alongside Jack Wilkins, Roger Squitero, Richie Baratta, and my old buddy Graham Maby. Don’t think we got a lot of screen time, but glad to have been a part of this epic movie.
Below is a short video with some excerpts of recent things.
2018 was a fantastic year of going places I really wanted to get to. Had gigs in both India and China and loved being in both amazing countries. Only got to see a bit of each, but will be heading back for more before long! Here is a pic of me in Shanghai taken by Wade Schuman.
An interesting bunch of gigs of late. I loved going to India for my first, and certainly not last time. Gig in Bangalore with a visit to Kochi beforehand. A month long Off Broadway run of a new show called One Thousand Nights and One Day, music by Marisa Michelson and musical directoring by Kurt Crowley, on loan from Hamilton. An amazing month of touring with Hazmat Modine in Europe. 24 gigs in 27 days in Germany, Austria, Holland and Paris.
Recording for a new Scorsese film featuring DeNiro, Pacino, Keitel, Pesce, Carnavale
Elson spent a few days recording at Electric Lady Studios along with a stellar cast of musicians. Produced and recorded by Stewart Lerman, with Randall Poster as music supervisor. Horns arranged by saxophonist Mark Lopeman. Also on the date were Tom "Bones" Malone, Frank Green, Dan Levine, Brian Pareschi, David Mansfield, Entcho Todorov, Maxim Moston, Catherine Popper, Johnny Gale and others. Super-fun sessions! Mamoun falafels! Oh yeah!
Back from European Tour with Hazmat Modine
Returned from European tour. We did 25 gigs in 27 days. Started in Lithuania, and performed in Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and ended in Portugal. A tough schedule but played for a lot of happy fans and were treated well throughout.