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Eliel Sherman Storey
Eliel Sherman Storey a musician dedicated to the concept of those that create African-American art must take the responsibility to produce, define and preserve it. His passionate belief has inspired him to become a recording engineer under the jurisdiction of his company Transition East LLC., a recording studio and performance space located in Chicago Il. He has positioned himself to be independent in all of his artistic endeavors. Hes also part owner of a cutting edge Internet business, www.chi-creates.tv Chicago Creative Arts On Line Inc. devoted to bringing creative artistic programs to the marketplace. All the while his musical appetites are fueled by the groups hes formed and produced, The E.S.P. Project and The Renegade Collaboration are extraordinary spontaneous improvisational groups that explore the African-American experience in a collective improvisation style, while his third group is a collection of hand drummers, poets, singers, dancers with Eliels very personal saxophone approach weaving in and out of the theme based compositions.
In the late 80s, Eliel toured extensively throughout the states as well as the Caribbean and the west coast of Africa with a band called The Sons of Light based in the state of Israel. Following these experiences Eliel lived and played throughout Germany until 1991. Since the mid 1990s Eliel has returned to his hometown of Chicago where he continues to develop and contribute his vision and concept to the greater African-American arts community.
Primarily a self taught musician, however his early instructors included many of the AACM luminaries from the late Wes Cochrane, Henry Threadgill and more recently Ari Brown. Eliels greatest influence came from his close relationship with the late great Light Henry Huff whom he performed and studied metaphysical and spiritual teachings with the intent to apply those precepts within musical performance.
Currently under construction is the www.TransitionEast.com web site designed to present the diverse material that Eliel has recorded and produced. Additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org , P.O. Box 4523 Chicago Il. 60680
Tags: Jazz, Musican, Producer, Saxaphone
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