Elijah Paul BMus is a professional Jazz Saxophonist that plays regularly with many bands around Kent and London, also playing many solo performances for Private Events. Elijah is also a keen tutor, and aims to inspire and instil a passion in all his students, for music and their instrument with a laid-back, enthusiastic and charismatic approach. Elijah teaches Woodwind, specialising in Saxophone, Bass Guitar (his second study), Keyboard Skills, Music Theory and Composition to all ages and abilities.
Elijah was taught Saxophone classically to Grade 8 before studying Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, achieving First Class Honours in 2016. Whilst there, Elijah broke away from his classical upbringing, and became much more interested in Jazz studies and performance all whilst honing his skills as an innovative composer and arranger.
One of Elijah’s main focuses is performing and writing music regularly with modern jazz fusion band, The Thirteen Club.
Elijah’s creativity was central to the composition, production and release of their debut album ‘So Yeah’ in 2015, and continues to play a pivotal role in future releases.
Elijah’s other focus is with Kent based Reggae/Roots Band Ben Russell and The Charmers, who recently performed at Glastonbury Festival 2016 and the O2 Islington in London playing many shows around Kent and Sussex.
Whilst at University, Elijah had the pleasure of being taught by highly-acclaimed musicians such as John Harle, Paul Booth, Richard Rozze, Trevor Tomkins, Byron Wallen, and Sam Corkin. He was also privileged to play first saxophone with the Canterbury Christ Church University Big Band, directed by esteemed Jazz Trumpeter, Steve Waterman, and has also played with the award-winning Canterbury based Orbi Playa Big Band.
Elijah has performed with a number of pit bands from his time at Sixth Form onwards, playing Alto and Baritone Saxophones, Clarinet, Flute and Bass Guitar.