Elise’s love for jazz stems from early beginnings. Her grandfather was a Jazz band leader in the UK in the 30s and 40s. Elise’s mum played jazz piano and her Aunty played double bass.
As a regular performer in her home base, Canberra, Elise always brings “good cheer” to all performances so that her “wide jazz family are having a good time” (Eric Pozza, Canberra Jazz).
As a full-time musician, composer/songwriter, Philanthropy subscriptions will be very beneficial.
I am in the process of writing new tunes and producing a 2nd album. Since I work best collaborating with other musicians, I choose to have my original music and covers arranged. This can be a costly process.
I also ensure that the top musicians I select to play in my band Bella Groove are payed well. So I am often left out of pocket, especially on tour (e.g. accommodation and travel costs are not usually covered in the fee).
So philanthropy subscriptions will contribute towards ongoing performances, tours and new album production.
All philanthropy benefits are at the discretion of the individual artist.