Release Date: 09/08/14
Allistair Elliott was born just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. Excelling at the classical side of the trumpet, he performed in London, England and also Vienna, Austria by the age of seventeen. Elliott moved to England where he received his music degree from Leeds College of Music. He has performed with musical greats, including John Dankworth, the Jive Bunny Hits of the late 80's, The Supremes, Elaine Del Mar. He has shared the stage with sax great, Joshua Redman and toured with internationally renowned performers Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. Other performing and recording credits include Zuckerbaby, opening for Honeymoon Suite and the Calgary White Hat Awards. Allistair spent some time in California as a freelance musician, where he had various studio engagements, and played with several swing bands. He also performed regularly at Ventura's California 66 and Nicholby's, home of the now famous big band Voodoo Daddy.<br><br>Allistair has recorded live on CBC Radio with Tim Tamashiro, Livin' In Swing, and celebrated song-writer Steve Pineo among many others. He has also recorded several jingles for companies such as working.com and the National Post. In 2005, Allistair wrote two original compositions for the Canadian made-for-TV movie 'Friend of the Family,' which included an on-screen performance.<br><br>Allistair delights the ear with his sophomore album 'Urban Nights'. The album is a compilation of smooth jazz with an edge that takes you from funky urban grooves to sultry, seductive moments, to hot Latin jazz tunes. It showcases a mix of smooth jazz instrumental complimented with three vocal tracks that showcase Allistair's love and talent for singing. The album features original compositions by Allistair and friends, with four popular covers. <br><br>'Urban Nights' has set Allistair Elliott as a benchmark in the smooth jazz world, with his 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Wind Instrumentalist of the Year and nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year.<br><br>TRACK LISTING: <br>1 Chameleon <br>2 Urban Nights <br>3 Sunday Morning <br>4 Mojito <br>5 Red Shoes <br>6 Ain't No Sunshine <br>7 La Cubana <br>8 Midnight Waltz <br>9 After Hours <br>10 Make You Feel My Love <br>11 Private Engagement <br>
|Label: Chronograph Records|
|Run Time: 40 mins|
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