Elaine Dame sings – and people stop and listen. Since 1996, the woman Time Out Chicago calls “a jazz dynamo” and “a gem in the city’s vocal jazz scene” has been turning heads and capturing attention at the nation’s finest jazz clubs.
From her multiple appearances at the world-famous Rainbow Room in New York City to her headlining performances at the 2015 and 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival to engagements at venerable jazz venues across the country, Elaine Dame brings her unique, superlative interpretations to vintage vocal classics and modern standards alike.
“Elaine Dame has risen to the top ranks of Chicago jazz singers, with a musicality that allows her to improvise things most singers shouldn’t even try. She possesses everything one could want in a true jazz vocalist: centered intonation, an enviable command of rhythm, and a translucent but powerful instrument.”– Neil Tesser, Grammy Award-winning critic and author, “The Playboy Guide to Jazz”