Elliot Meadow has been involved with jazz in one form or another for over forty years, as record producer, broadcaster and journalist.
Born in Glasgow,Scotland, Elliot first moved to the U.S.in 1966 settling in New York in 1969. Over the next five years he wrote feature articles for Down Beat magazine, worked at jazz radio station WRVR-FM, was involved with the personal management of drummer/vocalist Grady Tate, saxophonists Sonny Fortune & Dewey Redman, bassist Buster Williams and guitarist Kenny Burrell. He moved into record production in 1975. Over the next twenty years he produced albums by among many others Billy Hart, Sonny Stitt, Richard Davis, Buster Williams, Jonathan Schwartz, Stacey Kent, Martin Taylor, David Newton and Claire Martin.
In 1979 Elliot chose to commute between the U.S. and the U.K.He started working with the
BBC on a free-lance basis.He also formed his own record label and produced an acclaimed album by the saxophone giant Lee Konitz. He was also responsible for hosting the first
fully sponsored jazz radio programme in the UK.
In 1990 he brought Frank Sinatra to Glasgow for a concert performance.
Elliot edited Tad Hershorn's biography of Norman Granz titled 'The Man Who Used Jazz For Justice' published in 2011.