Eden Atwood Eden Atwood

Eden Atwood began singing jazz in Memphis, TN, at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor at age three years old. Singing jazz came naturally to Eden. Her father, Hub Atwood, was a writer and arranger for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Stan Kenton and Nat King Cole.

When Eden was five years old, divorce split the Atwood family and Eden moved to Montana with her mother, the daughter of Pulitzer Prize winning author, A.B. Guthrie, Jr. Eden’s mother kept her love of music alive by encouraging her participation in musicals.

At 15, Eden was fronting a busy band of musicians twice her age in her hometown. Eden left two years later to attend the University of Montana's drama department. At 19, Eden's father died and Eden, keenly feeling the loss, set out for Chicago.

In Chicago, Eden attended the American Conservatory of Music. Eight years of classical piano had provided her with a solid musical foundation but Eden wanted to able to write and arrange her own material. She produced a demo tape that caught the attention of Bill Allen at Chicago's legendary, now defunct, Gold Star Sardine Bar, co-owned by Bobby Short. At 21, Eden became the headliner. She would stay for eight years with breaks to accommodate her acting and modeling jobs in New York, Los Angeles and Paris.

In 1992, Eden was tapped for recurring role on ABC's, “The Commish” and that same year she starred for nine months on the ABC daytime drama, “LOVING”. It was during this time that Eden made her Manhattan singing debut in the famed Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel. Engagements at Tavern on the Green and Michael's Pub soon followed. A guest star role on Paramount's, “The Untouchables” brought Eden back to Chicago where she resumed her duties as headliner at the Gold Star Sardine Bar.

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Turn Me Loose

SSJ (Sinatra Society of Japan)
2010

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This Is Always - The...

SSJ (Sinatra Society of Japan)
2004

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Album This Is Always: Ballad Session by Eden Atwood

This Is Always:...

Unknown label
2004

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Album Waves:  The Bossa Nova Session by Eden Atwood

Waves: The Bossa...

Groove Note Records
2002

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Album Waves: The Bossa Nova Session by Eden Atwood

Waves: The Bossa Nova...

Groove Note Records
2002

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