ELISA GOMEZ TAYLOR
SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER
Dynamic and Universal Recording Artist, Elisa Gomez Taylor received the Music Living Legend Award at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Theater on May 20, 2023 from the JazzZone JazZabrations, a non-profit organization.
Recently, Elisa was sought out to compose the opening number for the Miss Black California USA Pageant, September 2023. She will be releasing this new song called "Galaxika, Roots from Africa".
Elisa is from Dayton, Ohio and she started singing R&B in her brother's band as a teenager, touring regionally in schools, festivals and performing on riverboats. Growing up listening to various genres of music, Elisa embraced and developed a versatile repertoire very early. She continues to perform at festivals, corporate conventions and private events. She has serenaded audiences in Latin America and Europe in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
For the past year, Elisa has been the lead singer for Flamenco Souls Latiniti Band singing her originals, jazz, R&B, Latin and Brazilian classics. She entertained for the IACET company in Clearwater Florida, COFEM, Community Build Inc., and is called to sing with other bands and tribute bands; Santana Tribute, Nina Simone, Antonio Carlos Jobim etc.
Elisa composed "Maui Dream" cd, and co-written and co-produced two more albums "Lava Man" and "It's About Time", and R&B singles “Sea of Love Remix" and “Chill Room Havana”. Her songs are played on the radio and streaming stations in US and UK. Elisa's composition "Samba Ecstasy" was licensed for a movie short, Coffee Chronicles.
Elisa lived and performed in Maui Hawaii for six years, with a four-year residency at the Five Star Grand Wailea Hotel Resort & Spa. Each year she sang at the Taste of South Wailea, the Maui Aids, Arthritis, Cancer, and Epilepsy Foundations.
After moving to Los Angeles, Elisa formed the E-Star Band to showcase her originals at The Beverly Hills Hotel Concert Series, the House of Blues in West Hollywood, La Ve Lee, Monsoons Cafe, Lunaria's, San Gennaro's, and many local spots, and traveled Paris, Dominican Republic and Mexico for special performances.
PERFORMANCES/RECORDINGS WITH: Flamenco Souls-Latiniti Band- David Holguin, Victor Orlando Santana Tribute band, Mahesh Balasooriya, Hubert Laws, Oscar Hernandez, Sandro Albert, Stephan Oberhoff, Richie Gajete Garcia, Alec Lehrman, Honore, Chillie Willie Groove, Fermin Sifontes, Eric G, Robert Kyle, Jose Black, Jimmy Branley, David Michaels Sanders, Nick Mancini, Bobby Benton, Chris Black, Rolando Morales, Dayren Santamaria, Chris Wabish, Myka Miller, Curtis Sanford, Chris Bowman and more great musicians.