Elliott Elder was born in Dallas, Texas in 1999, but was raised and lived in Atlanta, GA until adulthood. In 2017 he left for Boulder, Colorado to pursue his interest in American music forms. At CU Boulder, he studied as a bass player in the Thompson Jazz Studies Program and quickly found a deep love and appreciation for jazz, an art form deeply embedded in the heart of American history and culture. While studying at CU, Elliott had the chance to feature his own compositions in his ensemble's performances, as well as recording his own compositions at Mighty Fine Productions as a part of his senior year recital. During their time in college, he and fellow musicians recorded a prog-rock album titled Edgewater, under the band-name Animal Soup. Since graduating from CU in 2021, Elliott has been gigging, teaching, composing, and recording his own music as well as others'. He is currently the touring bassist for Eddie Turner & Trouble, but when home he can be seen playing with The Custom Shop Band, The Boulder Dinner Theater, The Jefferson Unitarian Worship Band, and various jazz trios and pop bands.