Eli Fountain, Jr. Detroit native is the son of legendary MOTOWN saxophonist Eli Fountain. He attended Cass Technical High School & Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Eli has recorded with Max Roach, Geri Allen, James Carter, Sam Rivers, Lena Horne, Butch Morris, Aretha Franklin, and many more. Eli has performed with The Temptations, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, Bob Hope, Glen Campbell, Freda Payne, Oleta Adams, Shirley Caesar, and many more.
His ballet “Play” is performed by The Complexions Dance Company and choreographed by Dwight Rhoden. His ballet (SIC) is performed by Daniel Squire’s Dance Company. Eli’s latest ballet, “Change” is choreographed by Dianne McIntyre and performed by Dance Theater of Harlem. Fountain is a long time instructor and clinician at schools such as the University of Massachusetts, Jazzmobile, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Eli is also the leader of Percussion Discussion and The Organizers. Fountain is a member of Max Roach’s M’Boom and endorses Sabian Cymbals.