Vocal Jazz

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Coordinator: Tim Buchholz - tibuchho@uwsp.edu
Conductor: Ellen Winters
• I’ll Be There – arr. Jeremy Fox
• I’m Hip – arr. Kerry Marsh
• This Masquerade – arr. Steve Zegree

A critically acclaimed and award-winning vocalist, Ellen Winters has been singing professionally for over 25 years. She has performed at the Montreux and North Seas Jazz Festivals in Europe; Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival in Banff; Summerfest in Milwaukee; The Dakota in Minneapolis; The Bitter End and Rose’s Turn in New York as well as the Jazz Showcase, Davenport’s and Victory Gardens in Chicago. Ellen has performed with Bonnie Herman & Don Shelton (members of The Singers Unlimited), Darmon Meader (of New York Voices) and Daryl Stuermer (lead guitarist for Genesis).

Ellen has released two solo CDs and can also be heard on a variety of different collaborations. Ellen has been a featured artist at colleges, symphonies and festivals throughout the United States and continues to teach vocal workshops and clinics and while also performing throughout the country. She also works steadily as a solo vocalist and with several bands in the jazz, rock and pop genres and has several cabaret shows that tour regularly. She has been honored with awards and nominations from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) for Best Female Vocalist and received the 2017 Best Jazz Artist award from the Milwaukee Shepherd Express People’s Choice Poll. Ellen was also a cast member of “Comicality 2019,” which was awarded the 2019 Footlights People’s Choice Awards winner for Outstanding Special Performance.

Ellen co-wrote coursework and teaches core curriculum for Columbia College Chicago, where she has been Adjunct Music Faculty and Private Voice Faculty since 2007. She teaches privately in both Milwaukee and Chicago.
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