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Steve Elson

Steve Elson is on the short list of New York City's sought after music heavyweights. He is a passionate performer, a versatile woodwind player and a completely original composer. Peter Watrous of the New York Times wrote: "Mr. Elson brought a real passion for melody to his pieces. Where a lesser composer might have used a style in quotes, Mr. Elson used the styles from the outside, knowing well their implications. And he used them from within as well, manipulating the melodies and the harmonies to elicit all sorts of emotionally sophisticated work". Elson knew by the time he was sixteen that he wanted to be on the road with his saxophone, making and playing music


Steve Elson At Play

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015


Article: Album Review

Guy Klucevsek: Dancing on the Volcano

Read "Dancing on the Volcano" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

With good reason, Guy Klucevsek is considered one of the preeminent accordionists in new music. Firmly grounded in tradition, he can play all the styles associated with the instrument with a dizzying facility: fleet melodic runs, droning harmonic accompaniment and solid rhythmic support. No mere technician, Klucevsek's also a dynamic improviser--a quick-witted, deep listener, able to ...


News: Recording

Veteran Saxophone Master Steve Elson Releases Mott & Broome

Veteran Saxophone Master Steve Elson Releases Mott & Broome

Steve Elson is Mr. Saxophone. He plays the soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones with equal amounts of energy and preciseness, not to mention his additional range with the clarinet. With the release of Mott & Broome on Lips and Fingers Music scheduled to drop April 28, 2009, Elson has good reason to be excited. Mott & ...


Mott & Broome

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008


Smoke and Mirrors

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2000


Lips and Fingers Ensemble

Label: Open Minds
Released: 1991


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