Elaine Dame
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“Like clarified honey, her voice combines a hearty sweetness and a welcome translucence, and they enjoy a complimentary balance… but Dame can also push into unexpected territory... a place in the heart toughened by life and strengthened by hope, with a little growl to signify both.”
- Neil Tesser Co-host of Listen Here, NPR’s Jazz Review

“A clear and powerful voice along with the ability to improvise with subtlety… an
excellent scat singer… a beautiful tone.”
- All Music Guide

“...a winning stage presence and a chameleon-like vocal flexibility.”
- Adam Langer The Chicago Reader

Elaine is a transplant from LA moving to Chicago where she began performing immediately at many of Chicago’s finest jazz venues while also doing some heavy theatre work.

The recording features an all-star Chicago cast including pianist Jeremy Kahn (recently featured on the Marian McPartland Show), bassist Rob Amster (Kurt Elling’s long time sideman), violinist Johnny Frigo, and guitarist Dave Onderdonk (Kurt Elling and Grazyna Auguscik).