E. L. Mahon grew up on an Arkansas farm, but Classical oboe training at 13 landed him as the youngest member of The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. During and after his music studies at the Univ. of Arkansas and Berklee College of Music, he performed worldwide as a bandleader of Top 40 RnB bands, opening for Lou Rawls, Chaka Kahn, and other icons. E. L. [now retired from performing] lives in Colorado and plays sax and keyboards, creating lush, soulful Jazz with a fresh enlightenment that only comes with a life of observing and composing mellow sounds.
From the mid-1970s to 1991, E. L. Mahon toured with several Top 40 RnB bands performing in the US, Hawaii, Guam, The Philippines, Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and Panama. During these years, in addition to the above artists, he and his bands have opened for artists like Roy Ayers, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Bobby Blue Bland, Syl Johnson, and numerous other groups. During the 80's, E. L. called Hawaii home until moving to Colorado for the first time from 1991 to 1999 when he and his wife moved back to Hawaii.
In 2003, after having lived in Hawaii [again] for several years, E. L. and his wife, Debra, returned back to the mainland to live in Colorado again, and that’s when he began writing music again. Music is definitely both his muse and his passion. Fusing new sounds and orchestral elements, E. L. has created a soulful Jazz that enlightens the mind. Very fittingly, he has named the new genre “NueVision Jazz.” One of his tracks was recently used in the Rob Schneider film "The Chosen One."
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Aw this is magic. A really cool jazzy soprano sax lead instrumental with a touch of male vocal lead and background. Bouncy and funky with a slight old school feel. A la Al Jarreau, smooth and foot stomping goodness. 1970s, 1980s romance, flirtatious sweet innocent, funky vibe tender, sunny & sassy, Male Vocals, Jazz, Nu Jazz
Just a plain feel good song. Vocal scatting with vibe, piano and muted trumpet solo's. A light salsa beat gives this instrumental the right touch. Elegant sophisticated Latin beats. Chic fashion, romantic whirlwind comedy or drama. Playful sweet mellow and carefree. Lounge wine bar dancing, new love, Mixed Vocals, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Well, if you're looking for the same old traditional "Away In A Manger" then you best keep on moving. What you have here is a totally new arrangement both vocally & instrumentally. Take a listen and I think you'll agree. Male Vocals, Christmas, Xmas Orch Voc
This is an upbeat track with female male/female background vocals and piano lead. Horn section balance the track out with subtle punches and attacks. Great beat and feel. Mixed Vocals, Jazz, Smooth Jazz Vocals
Bluesy with sticks, guitar rythm & organ. Cool black male vocals: "Layin It Down, 'cause it's the Law." Fun playful upbeat & a bit funky, like sinking in the quick southern mud, this song pulls you in and won't let you go. Down home folksy sweet swampy. Louisiana, Cops, Police show, prison blues. Male Vocals, Action, Theme Crime
This is the vocal version that I wrote back in 1991 to give to my wife. She was my girl-friend at the time. I've updated the instrumentation and vocal arrangements to reflect a more modern-esque track for the neo-soul genre. It's soulful and sleek with a bit of do-wop and jazz vocalese. Male Vocals, RnB, Neo-Soul
Smooth & Sexy song with a muted trumpet opening that gives nothing away leading into the song. Rich vocals and cool soprano sax accomp. Kind of a smooth jazz meets cloud 9 and let the floating begin, Male Vocals, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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