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 then the last and it can be very 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 and sparked his interests. Contrary to what many fans believe, Ace was never trained in school for Jazz guitar, but he did spend many years studying with private teachers who guided him in the right direction.
"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 out there."
Ace began playing publicly about 5 years ago, at age 17, beginning with open mikes and showcases in the Washington DC/Annapolis MD area. Within those 5 years and countless gigs and international tours not to mention three well-recieved full-length albums...Ace has really begun to make a name for himself.
This is only the beginning for Ace Elijah. Expect, as many already do, to know by heart these memorable standards that Ace is writing. His songs have powerfully catchy melodies built on classic chord changes reminiscent of the great standards, and have 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 he is thrilled about the ride.