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Ellen Winters


Ellen is an award winning Jazz singer, who has been performing for more than 25 years. She got her musical start at Whitefish Bay High School ( a suburb of Milwaukee) with amazing teachers like Randall Swiggum and Nancy McKinley Ehlinger. Ellen went on to the University of Minnesota, where she pursued a B.A. in English - while spending lots of time in the Music Department and studying privately with Noel Robinson and Dr. Clifton Ware. She was a featured soloist in the first collegiate performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass," and was also a member of the U of MN Opera Theater (Libby Larsen's "Claire de Lune" wordless quartet,) the Concert Choir and the original Vocal Jazz Singers, under the direction of Dr


Playful Virtuosity

Label: Rykodisc
Released: 2008
Track listing: Embraceable You; Fascinating Rhythm; Oh, Lady Be Good; The Man I Love; Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away); Somebody Loves Me; I Got Rhythm; Back Home Again in Indiana; Ready or Not; Escape from the Woojies; Big Finish; Django; Three Raps for Two Pianos: Moderato; Three Raps for Two Pianos: Andante; Three Raps for Two Pianos: Allegro.


Article: Album Review

Meral Guneyman: Playful Virtuosity

Read "Playful Virtuosity" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Pianist Meral Guneyman appeared to be slightly nervous when she took the stage recently at the 92nd Street Y's concert “Piano Players: New York Mix." But after a glowing introduction from the show's artistic director Dick Hyman, she launched into a powerful solo version of “The Clothed Woman," one of several Ellington classics she played that ...


Secret of Life

Label: 251 Records
Released: 2006


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