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Moppa Elliott

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: September 13, 1978    

Moppa Elliott

I was born on September 13, 1978, the first son of David and Carolyn Elliott in Scranton, Pa. Incidentally, they named me Matthew Thomas Elliott, not Moppa. My parents are both college instructors and intense music lovers, so I was able to hear a lot of music growing up. After a brief introduction to the piano, I started to play the trombone in the sixth grade, and after deciding a few years later that I wanted to also play an instrument with strings, I was given an electric bass. When I was about 17, I fixed up my father’s old acoustic bass in order to audition for a summer program. I then began to study the bass seriously with Pocono resident Tony Marino....
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Awards

Nominated by Jazz Journalist Association - Best Small Ensemble 2007 DownBeat Critics' Poll - Rising Star Ensemble

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Featured recording “Forty Fort”

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Forty Fort

Hot Cup Records (2010)

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”A powerhouse band... populated with virtuosos who like to play rough” --Time Out New York (Apr. 2005)

Primary InstrumentBass

LocationWoodside, NY

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundI teach music history, theory, and chorus at St. Mary's High School. I also teach bass at the Long Island Conservatory and privately.

c. 1880 Bohemian bass
GK combo amp
Eminence Bass Warwick Custom
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