Elliot Jacobson

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Elliot Benjamin Jacobson is an American drummer and producer. He plays drums for the New York-based singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. He also plays drums for Jenny Owen Youngs,[1] Elle King, Emily Kinney, Bess Rogers,[2] Allie Moss and Lelia Broussard.

Elliot was born in Houston, TX and moved as a teen to Buffalo, NY. Elliot started playing drums in his middle school band, later playing with A New Easy Way. It was while Elliot was attending Wagner College on Staten Island, NY that he met Ingrid Michaelson and her bassist Chris Kuffner. Ingrid invited Elliot to play drums on her first album Slow The Rain.[3] He later played drums on Girls and Boys, Be Ok, Everybody, Human Again and other separate releases.[2]

Elliot has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The CBS Early Show and others.[4]

Elliot uses Vater drumsticks, Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads and Gator Cases.[4]

Elliot has performed live with Regina Spektor,[5] Anya Marina, Rachel Platten, Alexa Wilkinson, Nell Bryden, Betsie Larkin, Ashley Dupre, Katie Costello, Greg Holden, David Garza, Wakey! Wakey! and many, many others.[4]

As a popular session drummer, Elliot has recorded with Emily Kinney, Greg Laswell, A Great Big World, Lenka, April Smith,[6] Dan Romer, Hayley Taylor, Nick Howard, Samantha Ronson, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Abigail Breslin, Allison Weiss, Jay Stolar, He is We and many, many others.

In 2010, Elliot was voted as #1 Up and Coming Drummer in the Modern Drummer Magazine's Readers Poll.[7]

When he is not touring, Elliot currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.[3]


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