Isaias Elpes

Brazilian super-talent tells of the Sao Paulo scene, coming to California and being mentored by Abraham Laboriel

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
February 22, 2016

A native of Brazil, Isaias Elpes gained notoriety as a bassist and session player in Sao Paulo in his early twenties.  After studying music, as well as earning a degree in accounting, Isaias left Brazil to pursue a master of music degree at Shepherd University in Los Angeles, where he received a full scholarship and studied with bass legend Abraham Laboriel.  In 2014, Elpes released a solo CD, Isaias Elpes.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman sat down with Isaias at the 2015 Bass Player Live! gathering in Hollywood to talk about his musical upbringing, launching his career and the Kala U-Bass.

Watch our interview with Isaias!

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