BIOGRAPHY

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Elliot Jacobson is a Texas native hailing from Houston. He has been playing drums since the age of 12. After moving with his family to Buffalo, NY, Elliot cut his teeth playing in bands, practicing in the basement and performing at local venues. He attended college on Staten Island and quickly became an in demand live and studio drummer.

In addition to being Ingrid Michaelson’s live and studio drummer for over 10 years, Elliot is often called upon to work with a long list of talented artists. He is the go to drummer for Elle King, Jenny Owen Youngs, Dan Romer, Emily Kinney, Bess Rogers, Allie Moss, Lelia Broussard, Greg Holden, Katie Costello, Jay Stolar, Jim Bianco, Suzanna Choffel, Rosi Golan, Wakey! Wakey!, Allison Weiss, Storyman, Jerry Fuentes and Anya Marina.

He has had the honor of working with The Vamps, Regina Spektor, Taylor Swift, Diane Birch, Greg Laswell, Elizabeth and the Catapult, A Great Big World, David Garza, The Woes, Kelsey Byrne, Caroline Pennell, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, The Paper Raincoat, Mieka Pauley, Alex Wong, Cara Salimando, Abigail Breslin, Martin Rivas, Morgan Karr, Mary C and the Stellars, Alice Tan Ridley, Samantha Ronson, Sterling Fox, Jeff Litman, Nick Howard, Bryan Dunn, Rachel Platten, Steve Wiatt, He is We, Lauren Zettler, Ricky Valente, Hayley Taylor, Safetysuit, Tom Cintulla, The Energy, Taylor Berrett, Mark Radcliffe, Chantilly, Makenzie Caine, Lenka, Misty Boyce and many, many, many more.

Elliot has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Regis and Kelly, The CBS Early Show and others.

In 2010, Elliot was honored to be voted #1 Up and Coming Drummer in the Modern Drummer Magazine’s Reader’s Poll.

Elliot lives in Brooklyn, NY where he is always searching for the perfect espresso, dreams of owning a pet bulldog and spends his free time working on his side project The Healthy Musician.

If you are interested in getting in touch regarding live performances, recording sessions, private lessons or with general questions, he can be emailed directly by clicking here.