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Chicago Jazz Great Makes Big Apple Debut at NYC's Metropolitan Room


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Elaine Dame Live at The Metropolitan Room

Saturday, Feb. 4th, at 7 pm

Cover charge: $22, with a two-drink minimum.

For reservations, call the club at 212-206-0440 or purchase tickets at metropolitanroom.com. MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret) members receive a $5 discount.

CHICAGO, IL- 1/18/12—"Dame has quietly risen to the top rank of Chicago jazz singers, with a light and cheerful timbre and musicality that allows her to improvise things most singers shouldn't even try" —Neil Tesser, Author, Playboy Guide to Jazz, December, 2010

Jazz vocalist, Elaine Dame, has been a mainstay on the Chicago jazz scene for fifteen years, performing at the finest jazz venues with the city's most sought after jazz instrumentalists. In fact, TimeOut, Chicago had this to say: “Jazz dynamo Dame continues to be a gem in the city's vocal jazz scene" —Time Out Chicago, Oct. 2009

In 2005, her debut recording, Comes Love, was released to wide critical acclaim and worldwide radio play on Chicago's own blujazz record label.

“Dame expresses wide open honesty, and her clarity is matched note for note by her imagination." —Jazz Times

“An artist who truly wants to sing and has dug deep down to do it. Dame's first CD is very smooth and stylish, every track is note perfect, interpretation is clearly her forte, she shapes a song like she's been doing it for years... Dame delivers the perfect twists and turns on every phrase, swinging from a whisper to a husky wail with confidence and panache" —Jazzreview.com

“Her joy in the act of singing is obvious throughout the entirety of “Comes Love." Dame combines a freshness of approach, with an unaffected fondness for the music she sings. The result is a clear-eyed approach to her material that remains accessible to a broad cross section of listeners, potentially enlarging the audience for jazz." —Jazz Improv Magazine

She is thrilled to making her New York debut at the Metropolitan Room, performing the timeless and rich repertoire that is the Great American Songbook.

“A winning stage presence and a chameleon-like vocal flexibility" —The Chicago Reader, October, 1997

“From the start, it was apparent that Dame offered optimism, enthusiasm, and joy for both her partners and the jazz standards they played together. This musical attitude was just as appealing as her considerable vocal and flute playing skills." —Chicago Jazz Magazine, July/August Issue, 2009

With pianist, Dan Cray, bassist, John Tate, and drummer, Mark Ferber.

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