"Liam Elion's first release is daring and animated and shows a lot of group creativity. Give it a listen!" - Kenny Werner
“This music represents the hard work, time and effort that a serious musician puts in to achieve what Liam Elion has produced with this record.Great sound,great musicianship,Good vibe..Check Liam out." - George Garzone
Liam Elion is an Israeli trombonist, upright-bassist, and composer. He is a graduate (BFA) of the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music 2023 and is bound to begin his Master’s degree at UdK Berlin University of the Arts via the EUjam program.
In Boston he has already been performing with notable improvisers such as Tony Malaby, as well as leading his own regular gig at the famous Wally's jazz club.
Liam started playing the trombone at the age of nine, initially learning classical music at the conservatory, playing local concerts and touring abroad in Russia and Portugal with the Kfar Saba Representative Wind Orchestra. He went on to attend one of the most prestigious high-school jazz programs in Israel at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. He has toured
with the school big-band, where he played bass- and lead-trombone, as well as other ensembles, playing at the JEN conference in Dallas, Texas; Paris, France; Stuttgart, Germany.
After high-school, Liam joined the Israel Conservatory Tel Aviv CJS big-band lead by Yuval Cohen, where he played lead trombone, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Anat Cohen. he also played the youth stage at the Red-sea Jazz Festival in 2018.
In February 2021 Liam moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where he has performed as a leader and as a sideman alongside household names such as Daniel Fredriksson, Palle Solinger and Hampus Adami. In Stockholm he also picked up the double-bass, later studying the instrument at Berklee under John Lockwood, Susan Hagen, Lindah Oh, and John Patitucci.
At Berklee Liam studied closely with Kenny Werner, Steve Davis, Tony Malaby, Edmar Colon, Kris Davis, as well as George Garzone, Ben Street, Danilo Perez, and many more. He already started making a name for himself as a trombone and upright-bass player in the scene, playing weekly at Wally’s jazz club, and playing with his teachers as a colleague–including Tony Malaby.
Liam has participated in several competitions, receiving a certificate of appreciation from
the America Israel Cultural Foundation in 2017-18, winning second place in the Rostov,
Russian, jazz competition in 2018, and winning second place in the Kfar Saba, Israel, wind instrument
competition in 2020.