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Apr
27
Allistair Elliott @ Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Aug
29
Allistair Elliott @ Julliard Restaurant

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jun
24
Allistair Elliott @ Gateway @ SAIT

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Nominated for male vocalist and instrumentalist of the year at the 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, trumpet player Allistair Elliott is the first-ever nominee from Calgary, and is up against the likes of Michael Bublé, Alfie Zappacosta, Gregory Charles and Chris Smith. The Irish-born Elliott proved he had the gift for classical trumpet early on, performing across Europe by the time he was 17. Elliott has played with The Supremes, Elaine Del Mar, sax legend Joshua Redman and toured with Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. His new CD, Urban Nights, is filled with instrumental jazz tunes written by Elliott and three other Calgary artists. It also includes three vocal tracks sung by Elliott himself. The awards show will be held March 7 in Mississauga, Ontario. Learn more at allistairelliott.com - Jamie Woodford - Avenue Magazine


Allistair Elliott was born just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He moved to England where he received his music degree from Leeds College of Music, the same school that produced recent Grammy nominee, Corrine Bailey Rae. He toured all over Europe, Australia and Brazil, spent some time in California as a freelance musician and now resides in
Calgary, Alberta.

Well, all I can say is ... Allistair, sweetheart, what took you so
long to get here? I never knew how much I could love the trumpet
till Chris Botti, and with his new CD "Urban Nights", Allistair Elliott
is only furthering my romance. He plays with a seductive sultry flair
(check out the title track and After Hours) but he also knows how to
funk up Latin style (La Cubana and Mojito). But this is not just another horn-y (sorry) guy.

Allistair adds vocals to the Bob Dylan classic Make You Feel My
Love, the Bill Withers staple Ain't No Sunshine and Maroon 5's Sunday Morning - all with great success. The entire package is ... well ... the entire package! Welcome to Canada, my friend! Your smooth jazz fans thank you for making the move!
- Vickie Van Dyke - Wave 94.7 FM Mississauga, ON


Regardless of what Balzac Billy might say, these local artists are emerging from winter hibernation

All That Jazz
Nominated for male vocalist and instrumentalist of the year at the 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, trumpet player Allistair Elliott is the first-ever nominee from Calgary, and is up against the likes of Michael Bublé, Alfie Zappacosta, Gregory Charles and Chris Smith. The Irish-born Elliott proved he had the gift for classical trumpet early on, performing across Europe by the time he was 17. Elliott has played with The Supremes, Elaine Del Mar, sax legend Joshua Redman and toured with Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. His new CD, Urban Nights, is filled with instrumental jazz tunes written by Elliott and three other Calgary artists. It also includes three vocal tracks sung by Elliott himself. The awards show will be held March 7 in Mississauga, Ontario. Learn more at allistairelliott.com.
- Jamie Woodford - Avenue Magazine, February 2008


Discography

New album scehduled for release in Fall 2008.

Urban Nights (2007) - Chronograph Records - Garnered a win for 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz
Awards Wind Instrumentalist of the Year.

Suggested tracks:
-Sunday Morning
-Urban Nights
-Ain't No Sunshine
-Mojito

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Bio

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, also the alma mater of recent Grammy nominee Corrine Bailey Rae.

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.

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.

Allistair delights the ear with his sophomore album ‘Urban Nights’. The album is 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 collaborations with other Western Canadian artists. Several tracks from the disc are receiving regular airplay on International radio stations. His rendition of "Sunday Morning" sat at #1 for 4 weeks on Canada's top Smooth Jazz Station, the Wave 94.7 in Hamilton, ON. The track has also been placed on high rotation on Belgium's Crooze FM.

His latest success includes a win for the 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Wind Instrumentalist of the Year. Allistair performed at the Awards held in March 2008.