"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)
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:
"It is so precious to hear carefully crafted songs, matching the standard of vintage era New York songwriters like Carole King. Unfortunately, this sense of quality is quite rare now. But at the same time, Eleanor Dubinsky is the exact opposite of routine singers sticking to retro formula. She bravely finds her own way and is willing to take risks. Her songs are filled with joy and desire, but also you hear personal reflections exploring the fragile links between human emotions and responsibility. She always finds a perfect balance between burning passion and understatement - and consistently, her message is supported by crisp musical ideas. Dubinsky plays guitar and cello, and has a wide knowledge of musical languages from Cabo Verde, Latin America, gospel and jazz. Yet her strongest weapon is her voice: a warm, flexible and very feminine tool expressing her stories, not ego."
- Petr Dorůžka, music journalist based in Prague, Czech Republic (recipient of the 2017 WOMEX Professional Excellence Award)
Upcoming Concerts And Events
Feel The Music: Eleanor Dubinsky Trio With Abena Malika & Maggie Collier
Eleanor Dubinsky, Abena Malika and Maggie Collier perform a holiday concert in trio for patients and families in NY Presbyterian Pediatric Oncology. Presented by Feel The Music! See "tickets" link for more information.
Sancocho All Stars (Eleanor Dubinsky & Dan Kendall)
Introducing the Sancocho Allstars, AKA Eleanor Dubinsky and Dan Kendall. We play original songs and Brazilian covers. We are a duo with a quirky, upbeat, singalong sound that will leave you happy and going "hmmm..." No cover, suggested donation.
Come Together: Eleanor Dubinsky, Greg Stamper & Soul21
Eleanor and her band, in collaboration with contemporary gospel group Greg Stamper & Soul21, invite you to a pre-holidays concert that includes music from Eleanor's new album, Soft Spot Of My Heart and the premiere of original music GS & Soul21. We look forward to an epic evening. Don't miss it!
Live Music For Candlelight Yoga
I’m playing live music for Candlelight Yoga! Come wind down from your week with restorative yoga and soothing live music in Astoria. N/W to Astoria/Ditmars (last stop).
MONDO NYC: Eleanor Dubinsky HarmonyX3 Trio With Abena Malika & Maggie Collier
Eleanor performs a set on acoustic guitar in trio in harmony with vocalists Abena Malika and Maggie Collier. Free and open to the public, part of the MONDO NYC conference. Start time to be confirmed soon. This will be special!!!
Candlelight Yoga With Eleanor Dubinsky
I'm playing live music for candlelight yoga. It's a wonderful class. Single class or class cards available online or at the door.
Eleanor Dubinsky with Barry Sless
Eleanor performs original songs from her current album, Soft Spot Of My Heart, along with favorite covers. She is joined by local rockstar Barry Sless.
MYWTC Summer Concert Series
Full band show in the MYWTC Summer Concert Series! Free and open to all ages. Showtime: 6:00-6:45 pm
The River Spirit Music & Arts Festival
12:45-1:30 pm (Rain date: 9/9)
Kavita Shah With Guests Eleanor Dubinsky and Fantcha
Eleanor Dubinsky and Friends
Eleanor Dubinsky performs an intimate show premiering "new songs she loves" written with and by friends and collaborators.
Special guests include Bill Grady and Dan Ke'entaahal (Dan Kendall). More TBD.
No cover, 1 drink minimum, $ in the bucket donation welcome http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com
LUME: Fairytales Can Come True Benefit And Celebration
The best event in St. Louis keeps getting better. Join LUME and Eleanor Dubinsky for an unforgettable evening benefiting University City Children's Center (UCCC) and LUME Institute! Bring your friends and join us at the 13th annual Fairy Tales Can Come True Concert and Event. This exciting event benefits UCCC's vital tuition assistance program. Enjoy cocktails, a wide variety of small plates, new music acts, and lively entertainment - all for the best of causes - children and families!
River Spirit Music Waterfront Concert Series: Eleanor Dubinsky with Wesley Amorim
Our 7 pm show will be followed by Mark Morganelli and Jazz Forum All-Stars featuring Monika Oliviera.
Free/ all ages. Food and beverages available for purchase at the concert.
A Night At The Fallout Music Shelter: Artery Livestream + Backyard BYOB Concert with Dan Kendall
Suggested donation: $5-$10 More details coming soon!
Project 142 Presents: Frank Ponzio And Eleanor Dubinsky
Eleanor Dubinsky & Frank Ponzio perform original compositions from their new album, Soft Spot Of My Heart, a recording of original compositions. Says World Music Central: "Eleanor Dubinsky uses various musical genres to express her finely-crafted songs. She has a delightful, engaging vocal style and her lyrics transmit her concern for the marginalized, longing and understanding of human beings from diverse cultures. On Soft Spot of My Heart you’ll find a captivating collection of songs that incorporate jazz, gospel, soul, Americana, pop and world music elements."
From Jazz Weekly: “Female vocalist displaying charm & flexibility. Eleanor Dubinsky composes the wide ranging selection of tunes. Her voice has a folksy casualness to it, being confessional with Ponzio on “Free Again” & comfortingly poppish on “Turn It Around”. Sarah Abigael Stone’s cello adds drama to Dubinsky’s vocal climax on “I Let Go” whereas the nylon strings add droplets of dew on the tensile “Wait For You”. Some international lyrics as she gets Spanish on “El Sabor De La Vida” & Iberian for “Cuando Voy A Mi Trabajo” displaying a calm & assuring charm all throughout this alluring session.”
Concert Donation: $20.00 General Admission / $10.00 Students & Seniors (for $10 tix cash at the door please) Advance Online Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3383581
Refreshments provided by Project 142 & Eleanor Dubinsky
Street parking after 7:00p.m.
Subway Stop for DiMenna Center area – 7 Line (Hudson Yards Stop – West 34th St. & 11th Ave.)
Project 142 Concert Series is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization – ALL DONATIONS tax deductible – www.project142.org
Princeton, NJ; Private House Concert Series and Benefit For ArteAmor Costa Rica
Private Residence, Please contact Eleanor or email Cherrybrookproductions@gmail.com for more information , Princeton, NJ
In April 2017, Eleanor was invited by the non-profit organization ArteAmor to facilitate a songwriting workshop in San José, Costa Rica for adolescent mothers. Please join us for this intimate concert of Eleanor's original music to benefit ArteAmor. Email Cherrybrookproductions@gmail.com for an invitation. Doors open 7 pm, concert is at 8 pm. Note: There are a limited number of seats available at no charge and refreshments are provided. Audience members will be asked to provide full names and email addresses upon RSVP in order that the hosts can send out invitations directly, including details of location and logistics.
Times Square Alliance Summer Concert Series
Eleanor and a wonderful ensemble of musicians perform two eclectic sets of original and popular songs inspired by Americana, Gospel, French, Brazilian and Cape Verdean traditions.
7th Annual Newark River Day 2018/ CANCELLED
Eleanor Dubinsky, Wesley Amorim and Erick Pontes perform a lively set of music as Newark celebrates it's Riverfront Park Expansion! Showtime: 3 pm. Come for a day full of family friendly activities honoring Strong Women of Newark including the Creation Nation Art & Peace Parade & Annual Walk to the Water.
Women Crush Music NYC
Please join Eleanor, Kingsley and Lauren Davis for a shared evening of original music in this NYC #WomenCrush Music showcase! #WomenCrush Music serves to create opportunities for rising women songwriters, whether they are just in the beginning of their careers and want to start performing at local venues, or they’ve just released their second album and are ready to go on tour. #WomenCrush Music wants to connect artists with future collaborators, educate them about the business, and inspire them to make an impact on this male-dominated industry. Tickets $10.
Live music: Candlelight Yoga at Giving Tree
I am playing live music for this wonderful yoga class with a unique, candlelit vibe. The class is partially active and then way-restorative. A zen way to finish your week and head into the weekend. You can purchase a class online or in person at the studio.