22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Elvanelle is the time-traveling persona of award-winning jazz vocalist and instrumentalist Kimberly Hawkey. Elements of traditional jazz, vaudeville, blues, roots and contemporary music fuse through the shifting sounds of a modern jazz band. Elvanelle's original songs provide a vintage-inspired contrast to re-spun traditionals borrowed from the American folk and jazz idioms. Kimberly's debut as Elvanelle began with a crowdfunded album released under her own name in 2016. The album, titled "Elvanelle & The Escape Act", features a 6-piece modern jazz band plus string quartet and a supporting ensemble of woodwinds, percussion and brass to evoke a classic Hollywood sound. The driving rhythm section, lead trumpet and soaring vocals bring the 100-year-old tradition into a new era through daring reinterpretations of American song. No style is out of bounds for Elvanelle when serving up a vintage musical story.
About Elvanelle's Kimberly Hawkey:
Kimberly Hawkey is a song revivalist. Inspired by great lyrics and melodies of the last century, she lends her voice to jazz, folk and pop to deliver the collective soul of great music to a new generation. She can be heard performing her celebrated blend in jazz clubs, concert halls, cabarets, theaters, and educational centers - bringing with her the most versatile musicians of the rising scene. As Bandleader and Co-Founder of The Swingaroos Territory Band, her Big Band-era sound earned her praise as "a true lead singer with real presence and substance behind the style" (Sarasota Observer), while BroadwayWorld.com called her "a delightfully fresh-voiced treat" for an Award-winning musical theatre performance. Studio recordings as a bandleader include "All Aboard" by The Swingaroos, and the newly recorded "Elvanelle & The Escape Act" - a curation of American song and originals backed by a jazz ensemble. Kimberly is a dedicated music educator with 10 years experience in vocal and piano instruction. She offers Jazz Singing, A Capella Improv, American Song, and Musical Theatre Audition workshops to musicians of all ages, through her company Elvanelle Music. Kimberly is a former Artistic Administrator at Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts, where she worked with world-class musicians and teaching artists before venturing out to join them. Awards: American Traditions Vocal Competition (Gold Medal & Johnny Mercer Award 2013), Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Competition (Winner 2013); NYC Cabaret Showdown (Winner & All-Star Winner 2013), Onstage Top Ten Performer (2014).