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Singer and pianist Ellyn Rucker's great pianistic skills and her sensuous voice belie her late start as a jazz performer. She started playing piano when she was eight; ten years later she was studying classical piano at Drake University. Jazz music was in her life as a teenager, but she did not start performing as a singer-pianist until 1979. In the ensuing time she was an ordinary mother, raising a family, and playing infrequently. She was born and raised in Des Moines, but calls Denver her musical home. Though she is a fixture in Colorado, and she has made many European tours, played many festivals, and appeared in many clubs across America, her name is not well-known to the general jazz fan


Article: Film Review

Ellyn Rucker: Live in New Orleans

Read "Ellyn Rucker: Live in New Orleans" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Ellyn Rucker Live in New Orleans Leisure Jazz Video 2005 If you're unfamiliar with Denver-based Ellyn Rucker, prepare yourself for a revelation. Line up the best of the current crop of female jazz vocalists, and Ellyn has to be among them. Do the same with pianists. The line thins out, ...



Label: Capri Records
Released: 2003



Label: Unknown label
Released: 1988


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