Saxophonist Elan Trotman burst onto the contemporary jazz scene in 2012 after leaving his teaching position at Boston Public Schools to tour in Europe with Peter White. The following summer, Jonathan Butler called him up to join his Soul of Summer Tour with Sheila E as a co-headliner in over 20 cities. Fast forward to 2016, and Barbados’ top sax-man has gained national recognition with 10 Billboard Top-30 radio singles, accompanied by extensive touring as a solo artist, and as a side-man with acts like Keiko Matsui, Earl Klugh and Jeffrey Osborne.
Most recently, Elan started the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation, funding a free instrumental program in his homeland Barbados, in addition to his annual Barbados Jazz Excursion which brings hundreds of fans to the island every October, to see artists like Jeff Lorber, Gerald Veasley, Javier Colon, Peter White and Jeffrey Osborne.
Elan’s latest project “Tropicality” is a combo of Berklee College of Music Alumni, brings a fresh and hip Caribbean Jazz Pop Fusion sound, featuring saxophone and steel pan.