Jason Elliot is a Brisbane-based guitarist who performs with Ubique Trio, Delta Trio, Chucknee, Zapatos Viejos, Slow Push, Citizen Loud, Barb Fordham and as a soloist. A recent highlight was accompanying renowned American arranger Van Dyke Parks in his only Australian concert, as part of the 2009 Brisbane Festival. Currently, the Jason Elliot Quartet regularly creates soul-influenced jazz at Gerties Bar in New Farm.
Jason has been involved in Queensland Conservatorium’s New Music Ensemble, performing in the world premiere of iOrpheus. Other projects have included bands such as IOX and Huupercon/Franks’ Fishbowl. In 2008 he completed a BMus at theQueensland Conservatorium of Music, while continuing his involvement with various
community-based musical projects, including local church bands, guitar clubs for the disadvantaged, as well as instrumental tuition.
Jason has released an improvised solo recording, Casualties (small, but true), while Ubique Trio has released two EPs (on Room40 and Meupe respectively). He has contributed to the soundtracks for the student films Nocturne and Ocean Antonia, as well as solo improvised guitar accompaniment to the Brisbane Theatre Company’s Who is Markus de Port?. He has shared the stage with artists such as Low, Müm, DJ Olive, Misinterpretato, Damo Suzuki, Chris Abrahams, Marissa Nadler, Mike Cooper, Will Guthrie, Oren Ambarchi, Robbie Avenaim, Ami Yoshida, Taku Sugimoto, Leila (Iran), John Chantler and TISM.
Jason has performed at the Valley Jazz Festival, 2 High Festival, Make it Now Festival, Pinnacles Jazz Festival, Nine Hours North, World Beat Festival, Brisbane Writer’s Festival, Groundswell and Jazz on a Sunday Vibe.
Some of his producing/engineering credits include albums by local artists New Mood Therapy and the Teapot Dome Scandal. Jason has also programmed the Hi and Lo Jazz Show on QUT’s Emit on-line radio station on several occasions.