California music accessories brand Gruv Gear is proud to feature Bassist Elie Afif. Elie is part of a family of prominent world-class musicians that heartily endorse Gruv Gear products.
Originally from Beirut, Elie Afif is one of the most sought after bass players in the Middle East region. At the age of 27, he has performed at notable international festivals such as Java Jazz festival, WOMAD Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival, Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival, Palermo Jazz Festival, Mongo Jazz Festival in Brussels and Novar Festival in Bordeaux.
In 2007 upon receiving a scholarship, he attended Prins Claus Conservatorium in Holland for a short period.
Elie then attended the The Collective School of Music in New York in 2012 after receiving another scholarship. It was here that he was quickly exposed to the New York scene, as well as meeting many great players that Elie would also learn a tremendous amount from such as Matt Garrison, Tarek Yamani and Ian Foreman.
Elie has performed with many international artists including Rene Mclean, Bobby Durham, Dwight Dickerson, Bobby McFerrin, Mike Stern, Jerome Sabbagh, Chris McNaulty, Bob Frenceschini, Olivier Collette, Gino Latouka, Steve Uben, Tarek Yamani, Khaled Yassin, Arthur Satyan and Rony Barrak, A. R. Rahman, He is now based in Dubai, UAE and performs in different formations mainly as Afif Jazz.
Elie also appeared on Ranjit Barot's album “Bada Boom” featuring great players such as Zakir Hussein, Yuri Shrunivas, John Mclaughlin, Matt Garrison and Dominique Di Piazza.
About Gruv Gear:
Gruv Gear exists to bring innovative and well-thought out products to creative professionals and beyond, including career musicians, DJs, photographers, filmmakers, mobile producers and more. The company is on- track not only to become a premium lifestyle accessories brand in the Music/DJ and Photo Industries, which is a small fraction of its potential market, but also expand to a broader range of industries that will increase its global footprint exponentially. To date, Gruv Gear products are sold in 5 continents and shipped directly to adoring fans worldwide.