Eliot Seppa is a bassist, composer, arranger, and bandleader from Washington, DC.

He began playing the upright bass at nine years old and the electric bass at 14. Eliot graduated from Howard University with his Bachelor’s degree in 2013 and his Master’s degree in 2018, both in Music - Jazz Studies.

Whether listening or playing, Eliot has always loved many different types of music. He is equally comfortable playing with a piano trio, big band, pop singer, gospel choir, or afrobeat band. His ability and affinity for soaking in the nuances of many different genres has led him to opportunities to perform with many of the top musicians in the DC area and tour internationally with artists such as The Impressions, Raul Midon, Cecily, The Jogo Project, and Cheik Hamala Diabate.

Eliot leads jazz groups ranging in size from a trio to a big band. Eliot’s music embraces rich harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and organic interplay between the band members.

Eliot was chosen as one of six Artists in Residence at the Strathmore Music Center in Maryland for the 2019 season.