Originally from Northampton Massachusetts, Eli Heath is an emerging American bassist, composer, and musical director. He has appeared on recordings and at major festivals and venues across North America, Europe, and Brazil with artists including Kenny Werner, Luciana Souza, Charles Neville, Dominick Farinacci, and Jamey Haddad. Eli co-leads contemporary jazz octet, Frisson, and has music directed theatrical productions of The Brother’s Size and What We Look Like. As an educator, he has taught upright and electric bass to students of all ages and abilities for over 7 years and has presented workshops at Jazz YYC in Alberta, Canada; Jazz In June in Norman, Oklahoma; and the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.
Eli holds a BM/BA from Oberlin College and Conservatory in Africana Studies and Jazz Performance. He is currently completing a master’s degree in Contemporary Performance at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston where he studies with John Patitucci, Linda Oh, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, and Terri Lyne Carrington.