The Story of Elijah Bland
This charismatic performer has headlined on the Capital Jazz SuperCruise and shared the stage with some of the world’s most beloved Jazz and Soul artists including the late, great George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, Dwele, Boney James, Yolanda Adams, and Eric Roberson. On stage, he leads his band with vocal and instrumental prowess, exuding an energy that invigorates the world of entertainment. Beyond his musical endeavors, Bland has also proven himself as a gifted actor in film, television, theatre and voiceovers.In his quest for artistic excellence across all platforms, Elijah aims to deliver a consistent message of passion, purpose, faith, and love. It is through this mission that he continues to uplift and inspire current and future generations, making the Elijah Bland brand one we will never forget.
The independent release of his full-length album, Soulcentric, garnered immediate international acclaim with the singles “Talk To Me” (Elijah’s national radio debut on the Michael Baisden Show) and “Necessary” (nominated for Best R&B Song in the Independent Music Awards) creating a substantial buzz during the rise of social media. Perhaps the most powerful selection from the Soulcentric catalogue, however, is the uplifting women’s anthem “Wash The Mirror (Love Yourself)” which inspired the launch of the worldwide #LoveYourself Campaign. Fueled by the age-old notion that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the mission of this campaign is to encourage and inspire future generations of women to develop a positive relationship with their own self-image, promoting positive self-esteem through the universal language of music.