Sax-Man, Elan Trotman, who has quickly become one of the fastest rising stars in jazz with over 10 Billboard topping radio singles in his young career.
Trotman brings his tropical grooves and soulful Caribbean flavors to major festivals and cruises worldwide.
In addition to a successful solo career, the Berklee College of Music graduate has also worked as a side-man with some of the biggest names in the biz including Roberta Flack, Jeffrey Osborne, Johnny Gill, Peabo Bryson, Michael McDonald, Jonathan Butler, Sheila E and Earl Klugh.
Trotman is also the Executive Producer of the Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion which directly supports Elan’s Never Lose Your Drive Foundation in Barbados.
In this episode, we talked about:
- his transition from brass to woodwind embouchure
- Mentors from Berklee who went back to Barbados & the piece of advice from his mentors that he still uses today
- How a missed opportunity with Alicia Keys changed his career
- Thoughts on album releases and touring & what he did to get more opportunities as a touring musician
- How his culture influenced his songwriting
- His foundation and how he helped music students in Barbados
- The under $100 tool he can’t live without
Quote from the show:
Never get complacent, there’s always something to work on.
Never Lose Your Drive Foundation (you can donate here): http://elantrotman.com/foundation/
You can watch the video of this interview on YouTube here: