A blend of jazz, funky orchestration and a razzlin’ dazzlin’ performance, that’s the definition of Eleonora’s Holiday, with vocalist Eleonora. Spiced up swing time classics as well as newly arranged tunes prove that jazz is very much alive and kicking.
From early childhood on vocalists like Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and Diana Ross have had a major impact on Eleonora. Not just for their amazing vocal skills, but furthermore because of their exciting and inspiring lives. This combination of vocal technique, drama and wit is what Eleonora calls 'Method Singing' (as in method acting). Eleonora has won several awards, amongst them the People’s Choice Award of the prestigious Dutch Jazz Vocalist Competition in 2003. She is known for several Dutch radio and television commercials. She teaches singing technique, acts in theatre plays, does workshops and writes books based on her own vocal technique ‘Method Singing’. Last but not least she is busy as a songwriter and lyricist, inspired by her lifetime icons David Sylvian and Pete Townshend.
ELEONORA'S HOLIDAY ARE:
Eleonora on vocals - Marcellino Vishnudatt on keys and guitars - Han Slinger on double bass - Maarten Kruiswijk on drums - Arie Kuit on alto- and sopranosaxophone - Stanislav Mitrovic on tenorsaxophone - Alphonso Makovec on trumpet and flugelhorn - May Peters on trombone
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Eleonora uses Neumann and Shoeps microphones, on stage as well as in the studio. "The KMS 104 is the best mic ever; it produces a very natural sound and makes my voice sound like Me".
Marcellino plays Yamaha P-140 stage piano, Roland XP-30 synthesizer and Alesis Quadrasynth Plus synthesizer/piano. The guitars he uses are Ibanez FA-100 jazz guitar, Seagull Maritime Mini Jumbo acoustic guitar and Motion TC 907 CE Spanish guitar.
Han plays a Bohemian double-bass (120 years old ). "What hits me is the Emotion that is combined in Sound & Groove".
Arie plays Selmer Reference altosaxophone and Aurora Classic sopranosaxophone.
Alphonso plays a so called Claude Gordon custom built by E. Benge Bb trumpet. "I fell almost straight in love with the Benge after hearing the clear sound and projection". The flügelhorn is a resno tempered bell no# 5, custom built by E-Benge Los Angeles Calif.
These Boots Are Made For Walking
boots with a kick
The Look Of Love
It's Monday and I'm In Love
the feelgood interpretation of an old musical classic
And The Beat Goes On
An updated version of the Sonny Bono classic.
the saddest of all songs, originally performed by Billie Holiday.
1/6/2008 9:49:29 AM
Noces HELLO!! Thank you so much for your kind words and adding BBE to your staion!! Missing you at TBWHM/ITA.. keep in touch!!!!! ::hugs:: ~Lace~
11/27/2007 3:03:21 PM
Noces, wonderful sounds here!! ~Lace~
11/7/2007 8:00:10 AM
Just love "feeling good"....great job to all!
11/6/2007 12:09:31 PM
Hi Eleanora, just wanted to say how much I like your stuff and yes, congrats on your number one. Dunno if you ever get down to Italy but you'd get a great response here in Milan and you'd definitely see me in the front row! All the best!
6/8/2007 10:16:47 AM
I really enjoyed listening to your tunes. Beautiful singing, great arrangements. A real pleasure.
5/16/2007 11:24:02 PM
Hey, congratulations on your number one. Cool stuff, loved your rendition of that one.
4/23/2007 4:04:14 AM
My Blog here has finally given birth to it's first entry...!
Will be posting some personal stuff from my co-musicians soon, so stay tuned if you wanna know who they are and what they're playing.
3/24/2007 12:14:14 AM
Wow Ella, Just heard Feeling Good and The Look of Love. Great stuff!!! Nice horn charts and solo work. Where did YOU learn to sing so well!!! You go girl.
3/2/2007 6:02:04 AM
Pssst!! Don't forget to tune to Ella's Big and Bouncy radiostation and listen to some of my personal favourites!
2/24/2007 6:33:57 AM
Hey, thanks for stopping by! I put Blue Daniel on my Wide Angle station. Enjoyed the "...Boots..." cover too!
2/22/2007 11:20:02 AM
Great news, we'll be looking forward to that - JAWZ
2/17/2007 7:26:25 AM
So exciting to be here! Gonna put up some new songs soon, love, Eleonora
2/17/2007 7:13:43 AM
Different, and interesting!
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