ELISA GOMEZ TAYLOR
SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER
Dynamic and Universal Recording Artist, Elisa Gomez Taylor received the Jazz Living Legend Award from JazzZone JazzAbration at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Theater on May 20th and Los Angeles Black Music People's Choice Award on October 1, 2023.
Elisa joined The Platters Experience for a wonderful sold-out show in Laguna, CA, harmonizing beloved favorites.
Elisa compose “Galaxika Roots” for the Miss Black California USA Pageant, September 2023 for the opening dance competition. IT WAS A BIG HIT! Now Elisa is the Co-Director with Diane Allen, Miss Jamaican Pageant winner, for the 1st Los Angeles Caribbean Pageant, Spring 2024.
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 SHOWCASING 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 AND PRODUCED "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.