"(Elias) has become recognized as one of the most promising young jazz artists to
emerge from Austin in recent times... In honor of his performance before council today,
let it be known that August 4, 1994, is Elias Haslanger day."
-– Max Nofziger, Austin city council member
"Though only 25, Haslanger is on a mission to reinvigorate a swinging, straight-ahead
jazz style in the midst of an explosion of new jazz forms...Enough can't be said about
Haslanger, his sax is a soulful thing...he swings...And above all, he knows how to pull it
together, for the music is a story."
-– Stephen McGuire, Austin Chronicle
"A straight-up jazz player who does right by classic tunes from Parker to Rollins. Very
-– Geraldine Wycoff, Offbeat Entertainment
Magazine, New Orleans
"A young sax player whose breathy tone, bubbling ideas and devotion to the bop tradition
make him one to watch."
-– Scott Aiges, jazz critic New Orleans Times-Picayune
"Superb new CD (For The Moment)... Where has this guy been hiding?"
-– Rick Mitchell, Houston Chronicle