Elaine Lucia
  • Female
  • Petaluma, CA
  • United States
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Where are you located?
San Francisco Bay Area
Tell us a little about your background...
I recently released my third jazz CD, "Let's Live Again" (Sept. 2008, Songflower Records).

The project takes a page out of the George Shearing Quintet book, in that I use the same line-up (piano, bass, drums, vibes, guitar) and sing some of the great tunes he recorded with Nat King Cole, Dakota Staton, and Nancy Wilson. I love that classic quintet sound; piano/vibes/guitar together create a beautiful frame for the voice. It's such a thrill for me to stand in the middle of the band as they play the great arrangements (by vibes player/composer Gerry Grosz) of George Shearing's masterful tunes. Recording them was heaven...it's easy when the songs are so beautifully written.

In October, 2008, we held our CD release party at Yoshi's San Francisco; we continue to perform in the Bay Area and hopefully beyond.

My band includes an incredibly talented line-up of veteran Bay Area jazz musicians:

Jonathan Alford - piano
Pierre Archain - bass
Alan Hall - drums (on tour right now with Cirque de Soleil)
Gerry Grosz - vibes
Randy Vincent - guitar

I am a classically trained singer (Eastman School) and have been performing as a jazz vocalist since the age of twelve, when I sang with my choir teacher's jazz trio. Although I've performed in musical theater, classical recitals, folk, pop, blues and rock bands, my first love has always been jazz. I also am a voice over artist and record commercials, podcasts and corporate video voice-overs as part of my marketing services company (my 'day gig!').

With the election of our new President Barack Obama, I feel hopeful that the long, dry spell for musicians of all genres is coming to an end. I foresee a re-emergence of jazz and other uniquely American artforms, and, most importantly, financial and societal support for all of the arts. We have reason to celebrate with our music and art!

I'm so glad I found the Jazz Network; I look forward to 'meeting' many of you and talkin' jazz!
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Google
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.elainelucia.com

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At 9:50am on August 12, 2009, Shanna Carlson said…
Hi Elaine:
How's the Summer going for you?
Just tried to "join" the SF group and can't seem to do it...I click and it goes back to the top...anybody else have that problem? This seems like such a great idea.
Shanna
At 2:44pm on March 10, 2009, Dr. Robert Stewart said…
Hello Elaine,

I THANK YOU for being my friend and for your gracious comments. I love your voice. It is almost as GORGEOUS as you are! If you ever need a sax player, I'll come running, indeed! :-)

Love,

Robert
At 9:27pm on March 9, 2009, Israel Cedeno said…
Hello! My name is Israel I am Bassist and member on this network!!! Very nice voice and sweet! By the way if you're looking for Jazz Festivals in Japan on May 3rd & 4th in Osaka City is the Takatsuki Jazz Street!! Every year is celebrated with many bands and special artists as well...! Check it out if you're in Japan and want to take the Bullet train ( Shinkansen) to Osaka on that time!! Good Luck!!!
At 2:40am on February 25, 2009, Barbara said…
Hi Elaine so good to meet another Jazz Singer I just love your voice and phrasing. I look forward to networking with you and talk some Jazz. Drop me a line sometime All the best Barb - BJ
At 11:16am on February 24, 2009, Jack Pressly said…
Thanks for the friendship Elaine. Great music. Great voice. CBJ
At 8:13am on February 24, 2009, Scotty Wright said…
great finding you all over the net! sending a cyberhug over the miles...
At 11:52pm on January 11, 2009, Dirk Schreurs said…
Dear Elaine,

thank you for your kind words. I truly love your music too. Great musicians, fresh approaches and balanced interplay!

May 2009 be the year of limitless creativity and unbounded potential for all of us!

Kind regards,

dirk
www.dirkschreurs.com
NEW WEBSITE ONLINE NOW
At 6:32pm on January 10, 2009, Raul said…
Elaine, Thank you for adding me as a friend.It is an honor,and as I said before your singing is fantastic.and thanks for the info on all those great Musicians you have played with
At 12:14pm on January 5, 2009, Luther DeJarunett said…
Thanks for the info, Elaine! May 2009 bring you much success with your recordings, and performances!
At 10:26pm on January 4, 2009, Luther DeJarunett said…
Hi Elaine! I'm glad that you liked my music. I know I certainly enjoyed yours! Who is the guitarist on "The Wildest Gal In Town"?
 
 
 

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