"Eleanor Dubinsky is prodigiously talented: a gifted multi-instrumentalist with a strong, clear voice and a knack for catchy, open-hearted, multilingual pop that invokes the likes of Maria Bethânia and Carole King. While Dubinsky’s recordings are well worth your time, you need to see her live to appreciate the full package. Her recent performance at NYC’s Joe Pub celebrated the release of her latest album, Soft Spot of My Heart, and it was a knockout. Dubinsky’s multilayered songs — inspired by jazz, soul, Latin, and afro-Atlantic influences — opened up and revealed themselves in performance. Songs like the gospel-inflected “Turn It Around” and “You Are Special, You Are Beautiful” are relentlessly positive, but leavened with enough emotional grit and musical muscle to stop cynics dead in their tracks. The result was a joyous, uplifting and deeply generous performance — to her musicians and the audience alike — 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."
- Tom Pryor (music journalist: Nat Geo Music, Songlines, Afropop Worldwide)
“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.”
— Levitt At The Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Turn It Around (Live at Joe's Pub, April 10, 2018)
Watch an EPK video about the recording process of Soft Spot Of My Heart in Portugal and NYC and preview music from the record:
Upcoming Concerts And Events
Eleanor Dubinsky And Band
First date of our late summer tour! Catch Eleanor and her full band in full effect at the historic Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. 425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place. Doors 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm. Click for tickets.
With: Eleanor Dubinsky - vocals, guitar, cello Wesley Amorim - guitar Benhur Oliveira - drums Michael O’Brien - bass Frank Ponzio - keys Mayra Casales - percussion and vocals
Special guests Maggie Collier, Leah Lakins, Alex Vaz and more!
Based in New York City, vocalist, cellist and guitarist Eleanor Dubinsky appears with her six-piece ensemble (drums, bass, guitar, keys and backing vocals), presenting an engaging blend of World, Jazz, Latin, Rock and Pop music met with emotionally forthright songwriting - performed in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Doors 6:00 pm // Music 7:00 pm $10 Advance // $15 At the door All ages