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
Soothing, mellow & rhythmic instrumental with soprano sax lead. Calming. Puts you in a groovy mood. Quiet Storm. Cool snappy fun & flirtatious. Cool beats orchestral elegance, chic sophisticated flowing and romantic. Bar lounge hip wine bar restaurant Muzak in-store, sweet commercial high fashion, Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
Sweet music with soprano sax lead and vocal scat, inspired while living in Hawaii in 1999. Light upbeat & elegant with a modern sense of being in a particular place. Ripples of inspiration enjoying Pacific Ocean views. Seaside inn, romance, elegance, happiness joy friendship. Snappy & flirtatious. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
This track is great for dancing the Rumba because of the sensual nature of the beat. Smooth with a pinch of Latin-funk. Almost a throw-back jam that will make you move and groove. Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Jazz
Smooth lively and playful. Subtle but quite beat worthy. Smooth martinis or seaside drive on a sunny day with the one you love. Fun, flirtatious. Sunny skies. Mellow and happy, dancing, flying, skipping, enjoying the good life. Guilty pleasures, rich lifestyles, new car commercial, jetset high life, Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
This is a cool, mildly quick paced instrumental with soprano sax lead and other brass accomp. There are different parts of this song that can be used for many different formats. Take a listen.......... Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
The mile high city. Full of excitement but sophisticated and classy. Bumpin & thumpin, movin & groovin. This track is the essence of Denver. Upbeat and sassy with piano lead. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Denver has lots of class. That's what this song shows in the mind. With the smooth beat and silky strings down to the soprano sax lead, you'll never forget The Mile High City. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
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
An upbeat instrumental with soprano SAX lead. Starts with piano and a semi Latin feel. Bass is driving with a smooth touch along with the rolling bass drum that keeps this piece on the move. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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
Quite soulful but also an easy listening instrumental with soprano sax lead and background vocals. A feeling of days/nights of past/present love will come to mind. You'll love it......... Instrumental, RnB, Groove
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