Elise West is a very sensitive and innovative composer performer. Her fresh piano stylings take the listener to a softer, quieter place. In this world of fax machines and cell phones, it’s a welcome place to be. — (Kurt Bestor, Emmy Award Winning Composer.)
Elise’s music has a purpose and an identity that continues to inspire all who listen to her music. Her experiences with the loss of family (her younger brother Scott, who took his life at the young age of 28, her older brother, Bryan, who died at age 39 from AIDS and her best friend and mother passed away suddenly in Feb. 2002) has given her the opportunity to learn from life’s tough lessons and heartaches and has been her main inspiration and passion behind her unique musical style.