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“Eleanor's silky voice and her band's infectious energy enchanted our audience. Their world rhythms and multi-lingual lyrics celebrate the beautiful diversity in our world and honor the human experience that ties us all together. Eleanor’s music delighted audiences young and old.”
— Rose Ann Hoffland, Levitt at the Falls (SD)
Vocalist, cellist and guitarist Eleanor Dubinsky's music is an engaging blend of world, jazz, and pop met with emotionally forthright songwriting. Singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, her live performances bring spirit and energy together with emotional sensitivity, rhythms and grooves. Eleanor and her world-class band invite audiences to dance, sing, clap and reflect. Each concert is an opportunity to travel the world while discovering underground tributaries that connect us in our shared human experience.
Eleanor's festival and concert appearances include Lincoln Center's Boro Linc: La Casita, Levitt At The Falls (Sioux Falls, SD), Philadelphia International Festival For The Arts at The Kimmel Center, Ball State University, Joe’s Pub, Kent State University Tuscarawas, World Cafe Philadelphia and Jazz Aspen Snowmass (June 2022). She has performed on four continents and shared the stage with noted international artists including Aurelio Martinez (Honduras), Les Freres Guissé (Senegal), Dino D’Santiago (Portugal/Cabo Verde) and El David Aguilar (MX).
Eleanor is as passionate about educational outreach and master classes as she is about songwriting and performing. She holds a BA in Philosophy of Education from Brown University focusing on the arts as a catalyst for social change and is currently an Arts Envoy with the U.S. Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For workshop offerings, study guides and teacher/presenter testimonials, click here.
Eleanor has released three albums to date: Touch The Sky (2011), Listen To The Music (EP 2012) and Soft Spot of My Heart (2018). In spring 2021 she released Remember Me, a tribute to a mother recovering from losing her son to opioid addiction. Eleanor and her co-writers have partnered with addiction prevention/awareness non-profits including Shatterproof and Emily’s Hope to support these organizations’ missions with their music.
CAPABILITIES & ACCOLADES
Performs as duo, quartet or 6-piece band
Noteworthy instrumentation: cello, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion, Argentine charango, kazoo
School programs and masterclasses offered in songwriting, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Argentine music, music business, jazz and Latin guitar, jazz bass, listening technique, music improvisation and more.
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U.S. State Department Arts Envoy, developing and leading songwriting and career development programs in 4 languages. 2021-22 programs in Honduras, Guatemala and Argentina.
2020-21 Gibney Moving Towards Justice Cohort Member (1 of 6 Projects Selected)
NPR Alt. Latino Pick For New Spring Music 2018 - "Cuando Voy A Mi Trabajo Pienso En Ti"
Best Francophone Singer NYC as voted by French Culture Guides
Music featured on MTV, Lifetime, Animal Planet, and American Express ad spots.
PRESS AND TESTIMONIALS
"A multilingual musician who can capture the emotions and soul of a community in a song."
NPR Alt. Latino
"Elegant and thoughtful songwriting that slides easily between genres and geography through top-notch musicianship, all in service to a voice that stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it."
Tom Pryor (Songlines, Afropop)
"A joyous, uplifting and deeply generous performance that was just the tonic for the frayed nerves of many New Yorkers after another long winter in these parlous times. Go. See her. This is music as medicine for your soul."
"Her band is impressive and accomplished. Each musician has a way of making certain songs their own while working on the whole. The percussionist was especially fun to hear. The bongos lifted every song while the chimes and other sounds left an exotic feel."
Stroede Center For The Arts, Defiance, OH
"They took us around the world through music. the audience was engaged and really enjoyed the performance. it was good for the soul and left us all "feeling good" as per their last song."
Payomet Performing Arts Center, Truro, MA
"Eleanor Dubinsky can sing in more languages than you can shake your hips at! She rocked the house this past June when Payomet Performing Arts Center presented her as part of our acclaimed online streaming concerts. The nature of the music and the international flavor would fit in any venue, large or small and excite audiences, young and old. The only question we had at the end of the show was 'When can we get them back?'"