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With Gov't Mule in New Haven

With Gov't Mule in New Haven

Played with Gov't Mule at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. Warren Haynes, Danny Louis, Jorgen Carlsson and Matt Apts are some playing mofos!


Playing with Rachelle Garniez at Rockwood 3

Playing with Rachelle Garniez at Rockwood 3

Playing a set of Rachelle Garniez's music at the Rockwood Music Hall 3 on Orchard Street. Right down the street from my home.

Playing along with Rachelle was Derek Nievergelt, Reut Regev and John Sneider (Scrapper). By the way, Rachelle can be heard on my latest CD "Steve Elson at Play", singing the lyrics she wrote for my tune, Lazy Susan, the final track on the CD.


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.