In addition to being an accomplished optometrist, Dr. Elliott Caine has had a parallel career as a musician. As a trumpet player, composer, bandleader and sideman, he has been involved, through performance and/or recording with artists such as, Teddy Edwards, Ernie Andrews, Larance Marable, Barbara Morrison, Tierra, Bobby Matos, Jump with Joey, The Solsonics, Sonora Dinamita, Beck, The Beastie Boys, Filter, Wycliff Jean, The Machito Orchestra, Roland Alphonso, etc as a leader, with concerts such as, The Playboy Festival, Jazz at Drew Festival, Idyllwild Jazz Festival, Temecula International Jazz Festival, Equinoxe Jazz Festival (Corsica, Fr.), Atlas Music Festival (Istanbul, Turkey), LA County Museum of Art, El Camino College Concert Series, Occidental College Concert Series, Cal State LA Concert Series, and numerous other community and cultural events throughout southern California. His music group is a frequent performer on the southern California club scene, as well.
His quintet/sextet has recorded and reeased 4 cd's, all of which have gotten national and international airplay and enthusiastic reviews from prominent media sources. Many of his compositions have been used for film and television.