Hire accomplished Chicago jazz singer, Elaine Dame, and you'll be treated to a swinging, festive ambiance of urban sophistication and elegance. Since 1997, Elaine and her team of top musicians have provided entertainment for hundreds of events in Chicago, the Midwest and the nation. Whether she is performing for your Chicago wedding, providing entertainment for a Chicago corporate event or fundraiser, or singing at a local jazz club, Elaine is committed to providing a superior level of service and musicianship that is unparalleled in the industry.
"Dame has risen to the top ranks of Chicago jazz singers."-NEIL TESSER, AUTHOR, PLAYBOY GUIDE TO JAZZ
"A winning stage presence and chameleon-like vocal flexibility"-THE CHICAGO READER
"Jazz dynamo Dame continues to be a gem in the city's vocal jazz scene"-TIME OUT CHICAGO
Elaine Dame provides CLASSIC AND SWINGING JAZZ, vocal or instrumental, for any event. She is ranked the #1 jazz singer and bandleader on the Gigmasters site.
MORE ABOUT ELAINE DAME
-create a custom package and performance, using a variety of jazz combos.
-exceed your expectations and ensure that you are completely, utterly satisfied with her services.
-handle all the details at the venue with regards to parking, load-in and set-up.
-process contracts and documents in a timely and efficient manner.
-meet with you for a complimentary consultation, as often as needed.
-be at your service any time of the day of night.
RECENT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:
Thomas Lipsmeyer - Awards Night Client, The University of Chicago's Summer Institute of Sustainability and Energy
"One word. Fabulous. I was referred to Elaine by another singer. Elaine performed at the concluding banquet for a sustainability and energy summer program that UIC threw at the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier. Elaine sounded as wonderful by the end of the event as she did at the beginning. Her style, intonation, choice of music and stage presence were simply wonderful. The members of her band were also phenomenal musicians, and she could not have put together a better team. Elaine is not only EXTREMELY talented, but wonderful to work with. She was flexible in all things business and music related, and her sparkling personality made her a memorable addition to the banquet that she performed at. She was consistently doted over by attendees as one of the top reasons the evening was so successful. TRULY A TREAT." August, 2012
Jeff Souva and Jim Bennett - Midwest Organizers, Lambda Legal Fundraising Event
"We are honored to have had you perform at our event for the last two years! Your support and extra effort made the event so special. You and your band were fantastic! Our guests and attendees have greatly enjoyed your performances, especially the "sponsor song" you so effortlessly composed. Your talent and style is unmatched and your presence has helped us produce a beautiful and special evening." September, 2012
WHAT THE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS SAY ABOUT ELAINE DAME:
"Your group is one of the exceptional musical acts we've retained to entertain thousands of guests who come for pre-game entertainment for the Chicago Bulls games. And, as always, you and your very talented musicians have performed with great aplomb and total professionalism. Our project staff always look forward to your appearances because they know when you are performing, we can always expect really fine shows. Of course, whether it's for an independent corporate booking or the times when we've seen you perform at clubs around town...the good feelings about your shows continue. You are a credit to the jazz community and to the creative community as a whole!" -BARBARA LEE COHEN, President, Productions, USA July, 2012
"Perfect group for any occasion! Very professional and a pleasure to work with. The quality of the show was absolutely top-notch. Superb vocals, superb musicians, great audience rapport. Would highly recommend them." LORI GRINELL, August, 2011, Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, WI
“Elaine is a class act - start to finish. We worked together on a very large event, and she handled all of the pre-planning logistics with grace and a smile. She remained incredibly flexible through the end, and was always extremely responsive. The greatest pleasure was finally getting to hear her perform - she's an incredible talent, and performed a fantastic set that was perfect for the evening. It was a true joy, and I'd recommend her anywhere!” -MELISSA SNOWZA, Musical Coordinator, Private Event in Lake Geneva, WI, August, 2010
"Her joy in the act of singing is obvious throughout the entirety of "Comes Love." Dame combines a freshness of approach with an unaffected fondness for the music she sings. The result is a clear-eyed approach to her material that remains accessible to a broad cross section of listeners, potentially enlarging the audience for jazz" -JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE
Various sized ensembles, unique to each event,
Jazz Duo- perfect for intimate events (vocals/piano or guitar),
Jazz Trio (add stand-up bass),
Jazz Quartet (add drummer OR sax),
Jazz Quintet (add drummer AND sax),
Jazz Septet (add trumpet),
Seven-piece jazz band (add trombone, full horn section),
Eight-piece jazz band (add clarinet, 20's style jazz)