Trombonist Elliot Mason was born in England in 1977 and began trumpet lessons at age four with his father. At age seven, he switched his focus from trumpet to trombone. At 11 years old, he was performing professionally, concentrating on jazz and improvisation. At 16, Mason received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and after graduating, he moved to New York City. Mason has performing workshops, masterclasses, and clinics around the world. Mason is endorsed by B.A.C. musical instruments and he plays on his own co-designed custom line of trombones.
Mason has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Bobby Hutcherson, Ahmad Jamal, Randy Brecker, and Carl Fontana. A member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 2006, Mason also continues to co-lead the Mason Brothers Quintet with his brother Brad.