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Moppa Elliott

Born: September 13, 1978    Primary Instrument: Bass

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

This Is Our Moosic
2008
Personnel: Evans, Irabagon, Elliott, Shea
Shamokin
Hot Cup
2007
Personnel: Peter Evans, Jon Irabagon, Moppa Elliott, Kevin Shea
Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Hot Cup
2005
Personnel: Peter Evans, Jon Irabagon, Moppa Elliott, Kevin Shea As A Side Musician

Bangin' Your Way Into the Future
Puttin' On the Ritz
Hot Cup
2008
Many Songs
Personnel: BJ Rubin: Croons. Kevin Shea: Drums. Peter Evans: Trumpet. Jon Irabagon: Saxophone. Moppa Elliott: Bass.

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Primary Instrument:
Bass

Location:
Woodside, NY

Willing to teach:
Beginners

Credentials/Background:
I 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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