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Ellen Robinson

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: July 9, 1949    

Ellen Robinson

In an art form awash with ingenues and shiny singers newly minted from music school, Ellen Robinson’s emergence is a breath of fresh air. With her new album Don’t Wait Too Long, the Oakland jazz vocalist makes a convincing case for the value of life experience as a template for reimagining American Songbook standards and more contemporary fare. Displaying impressive skills as a songwriter, she also infuses hard-won wisdom in original tunes. Like her two previous releases, Don’t Wait Too Long was produced by the sure hand of drummer and veteran DJ Bud Spangler. It’s the work of a late-blooming artist with a clear, heartfelt vision, exquisite taste, and lovely voice that lingers in your ear long after the music has finished. ...
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Awards

Jefferson Award 2011
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    Don't Wait Too Long

    EMR MUSIC
    2013
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    Mercy!

    Self Produced
    2007

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Featured recording “Don't Wait Too Long”

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Don't Wait Too Long

EMR MUSIC (2013)

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”Hers is a white chocolate sound, intense and pure, swinging and bitter-sweet. Mercy! Ellen Robinson Live showcases the West Coast singer in a beautifully balanced program of standards and fresh material.” Carol Sloane

”Ellen Robinson is blessed with great pipes.” Jazz Improv Magazine

”Ellen Robinson knows how to connect with an audience. Each song has a story to tell and she does so with clarity and warmth.” All About Jazz

Primary InstrumentVocalist

LocationOakland, CA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundBachelor of Music: Ithaca College Graduate Education: Bank Street College of Education, SUNY-Stony Brook, Hofstra University, C.W. Post. Teaching since 1971. Currently: Vocal teacher Jazzschoool Berkeley CA Member of NATS Director of vocal groups in the San Francisco Bay Area: The Anything Goes Chorus - mixed chorus for men & women Women's ensemble - Swingshift Singers Formerly: Vocal Instructor at U.C...

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