Elijah Cole is a jazz musician from the Washington, D.C. area. At 20 years old, he is already well-established in the city's music scene, performing at major venues on both guitar and piano.
Elijah began performing professionally at the age of 15, and became one of the first-call guitarists in the D.C. area while still in high school. He then moved to Philadelphia to pursue his studies further at Temple University, where he is now a member of the top small jazz group. At Temple, Elijah has had the opportunity to learn from jazz legends such as Peter Bernstein, Dick Oatts, and Terell Stafford, and has performed with the likes of Fred Hersch and at the Keep an Eye International Jazz Competition in Amsterdam.
Elijah has performed at venues such as Blues Alley, The D.C. Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, SOUTH, and Chris' Jazz Cafe. He is regularly called on as a sideman in both DC and Philadelphia, and leads bands under his own name, working most often in a trio setting. His music blends avant-garde, straight-ahead, and contemporary influences into a unique sound that delivers a powerful emotional message. His mission is to create music that stimulates the mind, soul, and spirit of his listeners.