The Great Elaine Dame

The Great Elaine Dame
Whether you’re old or an old soul, jazz is something that always makes a moment great. If you are young or young at heart, Elaine Dame always thrills with her performance!

I was introduced to Elaine a while back, by my dear friend, Mark Grotto, over dinner and drinks at Taverna 750 in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. It was love at first listen! Elaine’s command of her voice is really something to witness. It’s not that she’s just a good singer, she can take words and sounds, and articulate them giving them the appearance of action. It’s like she’s dancing with her lyrics.

From her regular appearances at The Rainbow Room in New York City to her monthly Sunday night residency at Taverna 750 and her Wednesday-night residency at Macku Signature, to headlining venerable Chicago jazz clubs like The Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club and The Drake Hotel’s famed Coq D’Or, Elaine’s is a career spent at the heart of sophisticated, swinging, urban jazz.

Just in time for the holiday season, Elaine has unveiled her sophomore CD, “You’re My Thrill!” She hosted the whole city on December 1st at her release party at Chicago's legendary Joe & Wayne Segal's Jazz Showcase.

Adding to the evening was pianist Dennis Luxion; Bassist Jake Vinsel; Drumer Jon Deitemyer; GuitaristAndy Brown; Trumpeter Art Davis; Trombonist Russ Phillips; Saxophonist Chris Madsen, and Chicago jazz singer Paul Marinaro.

You can find more on Elaine Dame via her website, www.elainedame.com. "You're My Thrill!” is available there and on iTunes.

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