New York City
Ace Elijah journeys through many styles and genres from jazz to soul to blues and traditional pop. Ace's rich, baritone voice paired with his 18 years of experience on acoustic guitar adds to his powerful storytelling and completes the whole package for this 22 year old singer/songwriter. It's no surprise that people from all over the world are finding themselves captivated by his performances.
"When I'm on stage, I'm the happiest I'll ever be" says Ace, "I love recording, don't get me wrong, but every night I play a song it will be different than the last, even though the differences may be subtle."
Ace spent his earlier years in London, where he received his first guitar at age 4. His taste for jazz developed much later when he moved to America and saw a movie with a soundtrack that intrigued him. Although never trained in school for jazz guitar, Ace has spent many years studying his craft with private teachers.
"I will always considered myself a student, I recently started reading Nelson Riddle's book on arranging, and I know, no matter how much knowledge I gain, there's always so much more to learn."
At age 17, Ace began playing publicly in the Mid-Atlantic area. After five years, countless gigs, international tours, and three well-received full-length albums, Ace has really begun to make a name for himself.
Ace's newest release, The Lonely Night's Are All That's Left (on MARVA Records), is selling like hot cakes at shows and online since its launch in October. "I really think this album shows where I want to go with my songs, and how much I've developed from my previous two albums."
This is only the beginning for Ace Elijah. Expect, as many already do, to know by heart these memorable tunes that Ace is writing. His songs have powerfully catchy melodies; built on classic chord changes reminiscent of the great standards. He has been described as "well beyond his years." It's easy to forget that Ace is only 22 years of age. He has a long and very promising career ahead of him, and you can tell he is enjoying every minute.
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