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Eleonor’s 3½ octave range and blues aesthetic has made her a favorite performer up and down the coast and has garnered positive reviews from radio and print alike. Come see why Eleonor has received so many critics choice awards for her live shows and received so many press accolades such as her inclusion in Maximillien J De Lafayette’s new book “Entertainment Divas, Cabaret, Jazz Then and Now: Including World’s Who’s Who of the Greatest Female Singers of All Time. America’s Ultimate Divas. History, … Spirituals from the 17th Century to Present” link
“Blusy mastery of 3½ octaves…Should not be missed.”
-CityBeat Magazine Critics’ Choice writeup
“Diana Krall step aside.”
Radio 887 Santa Rosa California
“A world-class voice.”
– JazzReview.com Dec 2002
-Maximillien J De Lafayette, 2006 (he may have said more but I don’t have my hands on a copy of his book yet!)
Night and Day Prime Pick
– San Diego Union Tribune’s Critic’s Choice Writeup
“Captures (the tune) in a beautiful way.”
– Dirk Sutro, Jazz Reviewer for LA Times during his interview with Eleonor on NPR’s the Lounge show
“Billy Holiday meets Nina Simone.”
-EXIT Records, San Francisco California
Eleonor England was born in Newport Beach, California and grew up singing and playing the piano. Starting at age 10, Eleonor studied voice with Dr. Rosemary Knudsen, a french horn player and voice instructor who guided her studies in classical voice. When she reached age 18, Eleonor stopped performing classical music and concentrated on her interest in jazz and blues.
Eleonor launched her jazz career with the first annual Black Valentine’s Day show in San Francisco, CA. Since then she has played such world-reknown venues as San Francisco’s Elbo Room, San Diego’s Dizzy’s, Bethany’s Jazz in Amsterdam, NL, and various music festivals and events and has been featured on radio and television. She has performed at events public and private for such California luminaries as then-governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar and San Francisco royalty mayor Willie Brown whose enthusiastic and vociferous affection for her version of “After You’ve Gone” is pure Eleonor — and pure Willie.
Eleonor moved to NYC as of Feb 2017 and travels to work with private clients in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles and San Diego. She travels to work in Amsterdam, Holland frequently.
Eleonor is also an in-demand vocal coach and voice technique consultant for individuals, bands, studios and large music events companies. She additionally coaches artists on their stage shows and presentation. Her students and clients have garnered wins and niminations at the GRAMMY Awards, Chinese Music Awards, and Los Angeles Music Awards. They have opened for the late BB King, shared the stage with blues legend Bobby Blue Bland, placed #1 and top 10 hits on charts including international jazz and pop charts, Chinese pop charts by sales, top 10 Holland pop charts by sales, and in the USA on online gospel and blues charts by downloads. They’ve played in venues large and small from local blues festivals to international jazz festivals, sold out shows at the Hong Kong Coliseum, and had multi-platinum album sales. They have appeared on MTV, American Idol, Superstar K, The Voice, and more.