Elena DeLisle, from Seattle, WA, has been playing professionally since 1999. She holds a BA in Jazz Guitar and is proficient in many different genres. Elena started off playing in a Jug Band called the Skiffle Symphony. From there she went on to play Bluegrass, Old Time, Cajun, Country Blues, Klezmer, Calentano, Swing, French Musettes and more. She currently plays with the western swing band The Apple Valley Wranglers and with Merle Noir, a hot swing jazz group. Elena played for many years with the iconic Seattle Klezmer fusion band TheDebaucherauntes; Touloulou, a traditional Cajun group, and Paul Anastasio and Fire of Tierra Caliente, which featured traditional SW Mexican music. Elena is also a professional music educator, teaching grades K-8, as well as private and group lessons.