• “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…her intelligent phrasing proves she actually listens to the lyrics that she sings…a resounding musical success…”
    ~ Chicago Jazz Magazine

  • “ Dame has risen to the top rank of Chicago jazz singers. She possesses all the musicality you could want in a true jazz vocalist – centered intonation, an enviable command of rhythm and a translucent but powerful instrument.”
    ~ Neil Tesser, Author, “The Playboy Guide to Jazz”

  • “Dame delivers the perfect twists and turns on every phrase, swinging from a whisper to a husky wail with confidence and panache” ~ Jazzreview.com

  • “ Chicago jazz singer Elaine Dame continues to be a gem in the city’s vocal jazz scene.”
    ~TimeOut Chicago 2009

  • “ Elaine Dame has a winning stage presence and a chameleon-like vocal flexibility.”
    ~ The Chicago Reader 1995

Videos

  • Recording my second CD, You
  • Performing live on ABC7
  • Live at New York City
  • Live at Katerina

Live Performance Gallery

  • In concert performing “Something to Live For: The Strayhorn/Ellington Collaboration

    Live Performance Gallery

    Whether performing live jazz for your Chicago cocktail hour, dinner hour or wedding, providing entertainment for a Chicago corporate event or private gathering, or singing at a famed jazz club, I am committed to delivering a superior level of service and musicianship that is unparalleled in the industry.

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The Musicians

  • Chicago Jazz Musicians

    I perform with the most excellent and sought-after Chicago jazz musicians to form jazz duos, jazz trios, jazz quartets, and more. The musicians rank among Chicago’s finest: a pianist who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Joni Mitchell, a guitarist who accompanied Barbra Streisand on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and a saxophonist whom the New York Times describes as “in the virtuoso range.”

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