“Mehler’s touch is as nuanced as Bill Evans’s, and his phrasing draws on both jazz and classical music without directly importing licks from either. The subdued certainties of his playing bring a crowded room to total silence.” –John Fordham, The Guardian
Elan Mehler was born in Boston, studied jazz and classical music at New York University, and resided in NYC playing music with various ensembles for ten years before moving to Paris in 2010.
Called “disorienting and fascinating” by MOJO magazine and a “…refreshingly slow answer to our trashy nanosecond pop culture” by Time Out London, Elan Mehler, has released 7 albums and toured major festivals and venues worldwide. From 2010-2015 Elan lived in Paris where he started writing dirty, disturbing songs. He now sings these songs worldwide with his band as TJ AND THE REVENGE to packed crowds in very, very small venues. His newest record features Bill Frisell on guitar– “TJ and the Revenge” is due out in September on Little Lost Records.