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Eileen Howard

Eileen Howard is one of those rare entertainers with the sensitivity and flair to deeply evoke the human condition in her work. She’s received accolades and awards as a singer, songwriter and actress and is active on the New York and Atlanta scenes as a noted jazz and blues vocalist. She’s also received acclaim as a gifted songwriter. Her latest release, Big City Love, is generating buzz around town.

A delightful and spirited singer who loves to perform, Eileen puts on shows that are heartfelt, soulful, swinging and full of honest feelings. “My concerts are really storytelling with music. I like a variety of music so I perform jazz, blues, funk and sometimes folk or rock. The words that I sing must contain truth about the human condition. I want them to be uplifting, have a sense of hope and redemption, and be life affirming.”

Eileen’s very attractive voice and ability to interpret a wide variety of material with insight, humor and full understanding of the meanings behind the words she sings make her a superior song stylist who is always a joy to see.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Eileen moved several times including spending periods living in Seattle, Chicago and Winnipeg, Canada. “My dad played piano and my mother was a classical singer. They were both involved in musical theater and after hearing them play and rehearse often when I was quite young, I fell in love with the theater, too.” Although Eileen often sang along with records, took piano lessons and began playing the flute in junior high, the arts took a back seat in her life for a long period. She earned a degree in International Studies and Marketing from American University in Washington, D.C., got married, was involved in international community development work, lived overseas (including in Australia and Venezuela) and raised a family. While she had rare opportunities to sing in Paris, Sydney and Caracas, it was not until she moved with her family to Toledo, Ohio, in the late 1980s that she began to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.

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””On tap here are seven beautiful covers and standards with Howard offering four originals of her own in a nice package of jazz, funk and blues....Eileen Howard lets it all hang out with a stylish performance on Big City Love...well done!” Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

“A voice that is bluesy, occasionally theatrical (in the nicest sense of the term) and always totally immersed in the lyric....This lady is a singer, composer, arranger and one who makes you believe the words she is singing. Behind her are some of New Yorks finest all contributing to this rather special bite of the Big Apple

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

Atlanta

Credentials/Background

Eileen is a successful vocal coach with over 15 years of teaching experience. Specialist in pop and musical theater styles. Identification of problem spots and impediments Specific practical techniques to overcome problems Methods of vocal placement and stylization to successfully sing a variety of musical genres. Proper breathing, pronunciation, and basic singing technique Children and Teens Eileen has particular experience and enjoyment in instructing children and teens

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Albums

Big City Love

Singout Music
2016

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Blues in the Green...

Singout Music
2013

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Orange Colored Sky

From: All Kinds of Weather
By Eileen Howard

Built for Comfort

From: Blues in the Green Room
By Eileen Howard

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