Isaias Elpes is an award-winning musician and composer from Brazil, having put down his roots in Los Angeles nearly a decade ago.
Widely celebrated as a touring and session bassist, he can be heard on Acústico MTV - Tiago Iorc (Ao Vivo) with special guests Jorge Drexler and DUDA BEAT, performed and recorded live in São Paulo on MTV Brazil, as well as on the 2019 MTV Acústico national Brazil tour this past fall. He has worked with such legends as Grammy/Oscar Award-winning artists Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Tiago Iorc, Gloria Estefan, Marcos Valle and more - including his mentor Abraham Laboriel.
As a composer, Isaias’s music has been featured on international albums and has appeared in episodes of CBS Primetime’s “Zoo” and USA's "Rush."
Coming July 2020, in the first album since his self-titled 2014 debut, Isaias taps into his upbringing with “Lua,” building melodies from acoustic guitar and bending the genres of classical and world music with a subtle nod to his home state of Minas Gerais (Brazil).
“This album reminds me of my beginnings. It’s how I started - playing a little bit of every instrument I could find and spending a lot of time writing songs on my acoustic guitar when I was young. I hope my new compositions will bring people joy and heart; that the listener can close their eyes and get lost in the storytelling and emotions of each song."