Eli Nelson

About Eli Nelson

Eli Nelson is a San Francisco based classical trained musician/dancer, composer/choreographer, and educator. Along side his position as an adjunct professor at The University of San Francisco, Eli performs music frequently as a guitarist, violinist and keyboard player. As a composer, he has composed for film, theater, dance and circus arts.  Eli has made work for ACT’s conservatory program, USF, ODC & Trapeze World, to name a few.

Enjoy these three recordings from Eli of Bach, Pachelbel and a flamenco guitar performance: 

Classical, flamenco, jazz, rock, and experimental musical all funder the expertise of Eli, who has performed with a diverse list of artists including funk legend George Clinton, synth innovator Thomas Dolby, hip-hop icons Sugar Hill Gang, Tone Loc and Digital Underground and pop / rock acts such as Howard Jones and the vocalists from Foreigner, Smashmouth, Tears for Fears and Motley Crue among others.

For private functions and social events, Eli is available as a solo guitarist, and can also work with you to combine other top musicians into combinations in various genres from acoustic rock to jazz to popular current covers.


Eli Nelson Songs

Bill WithersAin't No Sunshine60’s / 70’s / Classics
Tom PettyAmerican Girl60’s / 70’s / Classics
Rolling StonesAngie60’s / 70’s / Classics
The BeatlesBaby I'm Amazed60’s / 70’s / Classics
BachCello Prelude (on guitar)Classical
BeatlesDear Prudence60’s / 70’s / Classics
Frank SinatraFly Me To The Moon60’s / 70’s / Classics
Tom PettyFree' Fallin'60’s / 70’s / Classics
Eagles, TheHotel California60’s / 70’s / Classics
The BeatlesIn My Life60’s / 70’s / Classics
Jimi HendrixLittle Wing60’s / 70’s / Classics
The BeatlesNorwegian Wood60’s / 70’s / Classics
Pachebel Pachebel's CanonClassical
Prince Purple Rain80s Hits
PrinceRaspberry Beret80s Hits
Ben E. KingStand By Me60’s / 70’s / Classics
Eagles, TheTake It Easy60’s / 70’s / Classics
Frank SinatraThe Way You Look Tonight60’s / 70’s / Classics
The BandThe Weight60’s / 70’s / Classics
Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud2000 - Current Hits
Procol HarumWhiter Shade Of Pale60’s / 70’s / Classics
Rolling StonesWild Horses60’s / 70’s / Classics
Tom PettyWildflowers60’s / 70’s / Classics
Pink FloydWish You Were Here60’s / 70’s / Classics
Hall & OatesYou Make My Dreams Come True80s Hits
Lois Armstrong What a Wonderful World 60’s / 70’s / Classics
Jewish Ceremony SongHava NagliaTraditional
Journey Lights80's HIts
Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight 60’s / 70’s / Classics
Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 60’s / 70’s / Classics
Justin Timberlake Cam't Stop The Feeling 2000's / Hits
Johann Sebastian BachPrelude Classical
Johann PachelbelPachelbel's CanonClassical
Harold ArlenSomewhere Over the Rainbow
Dean Martin Sway60’s / 70’s / Classics
The Beatles Maybe I'm Amazed 60’s / 70’s / Classics
ElvisCan't Help Falling In Love60’s / 70’s / Classics
Led ZepplinOver The Hills And Far Away60’s / 70’s / Classics
ProcessionalHere Comes The BrideTraditional
Ben E. KingStand By Me60’s / 70’s / Classics



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