Born and raised in Barbados, Elan Trotman started piano lessons at 7, picking up the saxophone five years later. Educated at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, he has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers as 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 Arturo Tappin, he approaches jazz in his own way with fresh ideas and distinctive tone and by blending Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures. The New England Urban Music Awards, and The Barbados Music Awards both named him Jazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions. Trotman has recorded and performed with a number of world-class musicians, including Roberta Flack, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Earl Klugh, Jeff Lorber, Peter White, Brian Simpson and many others. A huge sports fan, he has performed the National Anthem on numerous occasions for such teams as the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2016, Elan also created a non-profit organization – the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation, which brings entertainment and sports celebrities together on the golf course to raise funds for educational programs on the island. As a recording artist, he has already been credited with 10-top 25 Billboard Radio singles from his own albums as well as from several collaborations.
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