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Ilhabela, Brazil and Torreon and Saltillo, Mexico with Hazmat Modine

Ilhabela, Brazil and Torreon and Saltillo, Mexico with Hazmat Modine

Hazmat Modine played a big jazz festival on the beautiful island of Ilhabela, off the coast of Brazil. We then went and did a couple of gigs in the town squares of Torreon and Saltillo, Mexico.

This was my first trip to Mexico and I was knocked out by the people, food and the creativity all around. Can't wait to go back for more. Nice to be in a similiar time zone to NYC.


Performance at Rachelle Garniez's CD release party

Performance at Rachelle Garniez's CD release party

Steve Elson recently performed at Rachelle Garniez's CD release party at Dixon Place for her "Who's Counting" CD on the StorySound record label.
Also playing were trombonist Reut Regev, trumpeter Pam Fleming and bassist Derek Nievergelt, Elson also played saxophones and clarinet and contributed some horn arrangements on this Dick Connette produced recording.


Recording for a new HBO series called Vinyl

Recording for a new HBO series called Vinyl

Elson did a bunch of recording for a new series called Vinyl airing in January on HBO. Series is directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Mick Jagger. A chance to play with some extraordinary musicians. Produced by none other than Stewart Lerman. Randy Poster was the musical supervisor.


David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour photo

David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour photo

Here is a photo that Robin Clark recently posted on Facebook. It is the from the David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour with some of the band and crew hangin' on the steps of the private plane. Steve Elson, George Simms, Coco, Frank Enfield, David Bowie, Carmine Rojas, Carlos Alomar and Arnold Dunn.


Recording sessions with Darlene Love

Recording sessions with Darlene Love

Elson's saxophone and piccolo playing are a part of the recent record release of Darlene Love's "Introducing Darlene Love", produced by Steve Van Zandt. Great thanks to fellow Borneo Horn-ist Stan Harrison for pulling Steve into this and some excellent horn arranging!