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About Elaine

“Who says you can’t teach an old song new tricks?” That’s what Elaine St. George has always wanted to know. Since her debut in 1997, she has approached songwriters like Ray Charles and Joni Mitchell with the playful subversion of an iconoclast. As Roy Sander noted in, “she approaches each song with a distinctive point of view.


St. George's ability to see things differently and take songs to unexpected places may have contributed to her winning a prestigious MAC Award in 2013. Her remarkable voice - Time Out New York described her as having "gorgeous, shimmery notes" - won her a 2014 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist.


Who says you can't teach an old song new tricks?

Backed by some of the best jazz musicians in the business,
St. George combines consummate musicality with an ability to get right to the heart of a lyric, producing a unique emotional experience for her audience.


The New York Times called “Elaine St. George Sings Steve Goodman" "an affectionate, thoroughly researched musical biography" that "conjured a timeless, rambling folk-blues ambience."

At the 2014 Bistro Awards

Elaine with band members Karen Waltuch & Adam Armstrong and
voice teacher, Stephanie Weems (right)

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