Louise Elliott

​Australia. Tenor saxophone, flute

Louise Elliot is best know for her appearances with cult rock outfits ‘Laughing Clowns’ and ‘Edmond Keupper’. She has worked with distinguished selection of African and South American musicians, including Mervyn Africa and the late Clifford Jarvis and his ‘Prophets of Jazz’. Louise joined Grand Union in 1984. She has performed regularly with British jazz guitarist Deirdre Cartwright and featured on recordings by Annie Whitehead and Jah Wobble. Her own ensemble, ‘The Jazzhearts’ (who were described as an “African-inspired jazz explosion”) frequently appear at ‘Ronnie Scotts’. Louise wrote and premiered her own compositions at Brighton Festival in 2006 and continues to perform and develop her own work, besides becoming increasingly involved in music education as a teacher and workshop leader.


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