Chicago Jazz Singer and Jazz Band, Elaine Dame

Jazz Singer from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$400 - $4000 per event
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About
Hire celebrated Chicago jazz singer and jazz band leader, Elaine Dame, and you'll be treated to a swinging, festive ambiance of urban sophistication and elegance. Since 1997, Elaine and her team of professional musicians have provided entertainment for hundreds of events in Chicago, the Midwest and the nation. Whether she is performing in New York's legendary Rainbow Room, The Chicago Jazz Festival or for your Chicago wedding or Chicago corporate event, gala or fundraiser, Elaine is committed to providing a superior level of service and musicianship that is unparalleled in the industry.

"Dame has risen to the top ranks of Chicago jazz singers."-NEIL TESSER, AUTHOR, PLAYBOY GUIDE TO JAZZ

"A winning stage presence and chameleon-like vocal flexibility"-THE CHICAGO READER

"Jazz dynamo Dame continues to be a gem in the city's vocal jazz scene"-TIME OUT CHICAGO

"Elaine simply radiates from the stage" - KEITH DOUGLAS, MANAGER DIRECTOR, RAINBOW ROOM, NYC

Chicago jazz singer Elaine Dame provides CLASSIC AND SWINGING JAZZ, vocal or instrumental, for any event. She is ranked the #1 jazz singer and bandleader on the Gigmasters site.

MORE ABOUT ELAINE DAME

Elaine will:

-create a custom package and performance, using a variety of jazz combos and learn a special song for your event.

-exceed your expectations and ensure that you are completely, utterly satisfied with her services.

-handle all the details at the venue with regards to parking, load-in and set-up and working with other vendors.

-use a state-of-the-art sound system with a qualified sound technician on site at all times.

-provide contracts and documents in a timely and efficient manner.

-meet with you for a complimentary consultation, as often as needed, and be at your service any time of the day or night.

-process all major credit cards for easy, secure payment.

RECENT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:

Thomas Lipsmeyer - Awards Night Client, The University of Chicago's Summer Institute of Sustainability and Energy

"One word. Fabulous. Elaine performed at the concluding banquet for a sustainability and energy summer program that UIC threw at the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier. Elaine sounded as wonderful by the end of the event as she did at the beginning. Her style, intonation, choice of music and stage presence were simply wonderful. The members of her band were also phenomenal musicians, and she could not have put together a better team. Elaine is not only EXTREMELY talented, but wonderful to work with. She was flexible in all things business and music related, and her sparkling personality made her a memorable addition to the banquet that she performed at. She was consistently doted over by attendees as one of the top reasons the evening was so successful. TRULY A TREAT."

Steve Daugherty – Corporate Christmas Party Client

“In a word: Awesome! Elaine performed at our Roaring 20's holiday party much to our guest's delight! She was fantastic to work with, and really helped to make our event a success! I would highly recommend Elaine for any event you are having!”

Jeff Souva and Jim Bennett - Midwest Organizers, Lambda Legal Fundraising Event

"We are honored to have had you perform at our event for the last two years! Your support and extra effort made the event so special. You and your band were fantastic! Our guests and attendees have greatly enjoyed your performances, especially the "sponsor song" you so effortlessly composed. Your talent and style is unmatched and your presence has helped us produce a beautiful and special evening."

WHAT THE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS SAY ABOUT ELAINE DAME:

“UNBELIEVABLY Thankful I hired Elaine. I saw Elaine Dame perform at a holiday party, and I loved her energy, so when it was time to hire a jazz singer for a 100 person birthday event, I knew who to call. This was a huge weekend celebration with a LOT of moving parts. Without question, one of the best decisions I made was hiring Elaine. I knew she was lovely with great voice, from hearing her perform at the holiday party I attended. What I came to find out was that she is also INCREDIBLY flexible, professional, on-point, responsible, and helpful. Working with her was a complete pleasure. Without question, I would recommend her. If you hire her, I am sure you will be as pleased and relieved as I was to have found her.” Bryan Herb – Chief Marketing Officer, Zoom Vacations

“Elaine is a class act - start to finish. We worked together on a very large event, and she handled all of the pre planning logistics with grace and a smile. She remained incredibly flexible through the end, and was always extremely responsive. The greatest pleasure was finally getting to hear her perform - she's an incredible talent, and performed a fantastic set that was perfect for the evening. It was a true joy, and I'd recommend her anywhere!” -MELISSA SNOWZA, Musical Coordinator, Private Event in Lake Geneva, WI







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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
2018 - Top Jazz Singer

Corporate Function

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Simply amazing! Excellent performance and highly professional from introduction to execution. Elaine and her band comes highly recommended for Corporate events. She was exceptionally accommodating as we requested her performance match our Speakeasy event performing Gatsby era music which the band delivered beyond expectation. Our thanks to Elaine and her talented band making our hospitality event highly memorable!

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Wedding Ceremony

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What can we say...we found Elaine and immediately fell in love with her - she is a definite true talent. Unmatched in every way imaginable. She belongs on the biggest stage and we had her for our wedding - Guests we’re so content in their surroundings because of her and her talented band mates. Everyone stayed til the end and it made our event that much more special. Her voice is right up there with the best and her showmanship was so impressive - she even stayed later than warranted to help emcee some late night prize giveaways and I can’t say enough about her - we feel like she’s a friend - a true friend - anybody would be lucky to have her perform. THE BEST!

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Chicago Jazz Singer and Jazz Band, Elaine Dame’s Response:

Joe, thank you so much for taking the time to write this beautiful review. The best part for me is knowing that you and Erica were pleased! I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your special day, it was truly an honor and a privilege for us. I hope to see you both again very soon!

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Elaine Dame is fabulous in every way. She is an accomplished vocalist, a great entertainer and also a true business professional. She just simply "gets it." We were thrilled with Elaine and her Quartet and highly recommend them for sophisticated jazz.

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Anniversary Party

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Elaine and her crew are ALWAYS fantastic! This was the 2nd time that we hired her to perform for our company and both times were really great. Besides having a wonderful voice and timing, she is extremely accomodating and fun! Her personality really makes an event - she is the utmost professional and I would absolutely hire her again. 5 stars all the way! Thanks Elaine - you're amazing and all our clients/staff think so too! RED 7 SALON

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Engagement Party

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If you are trying to find someone with an angelic voice and superior professionalism, Please hire Elaine. As I was searching for someone to sing my girlfriend’s favorite song, as part of my proposal to her, I thought I would try gigmasters and see what they had to offer. Not only was Elaine the only artist to respond immediately to my request, but she was delightful to speak with and took all my anxiety away from my big day. She was very professional, yet felt like a part of my family during the proposal process. Her voice is so soothing and rich and smart and sweet and lovely. Hire Elaine today and enjoy her voice and charming personality. 5 stars!!

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Community Event

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Elaine was a delight to work with. Very talented and a joy to meet. I would highly recommend her!

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Wedding

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Elaine Dame and her group were great. We got married on December 20th just as a huge snow storm hit. Elaine made it to our event without any problems. She was also an amazing singer. She made our cocktail and dinner hour so special. I would highly recommend her. We received so many compliments on how great the music was.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Elaine and her jazz group proved to be the perfect fit for my event. They played elegant and lively music and everyone said it was a real highlight. Elaine will spend time with you before your event to make absilutely sure you get what you're looking for and if you have any samples of music you would like then don't be afraid to make a list as a guideline. They will easily add your favorites to their repetoire. They're often playing around Chicago (sometimes at The Drake hotel) so if you get the opportunity to hear them play somewhere I highly recommend it, whether you book them or not you'll have a fun time doing "research", as I did. Good luck.

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Christmas Party

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I thought Elaine did an excellent job... Easy to work with, pleasant to speak to, and a wonderful performer. You would definitely be pleased with hiring for your event! Tina Jacobs :-)

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Christmas Party

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It was great dealing with Elaine. A pure professional in all aspects!

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Restaurant Event

November 07, 2019
$300 for 2 hrs

Wedding Reception

October 04, 2019
$650 for 5 hrs

Community Event

November 07, 2019
$300 for 1.5 hrs

Private Party

September 21, 2019
$600 for 2 hrs

Wedding Reception

November 16, 2019
$350 for 1 hr

Wedding Reception

July 25, 2020
$1200 for 5 hrs

PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
25
The North Shore Senior Center
Northfield, IL
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Oct
28
Corporate Event at McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Oct
29
Winter's Jazz Club
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2019
Nov
7
Cafe Ciao Lounge and Wine Bar
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Dec
7
Cafe Ciao Lounge and Wine Bar
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Oct
20
Good Men Club
Mundelein, IL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
18
Winter's Jazz Club
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2019
Oct
17
BLVD Restaurant
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
12
Delta Hotel Riverfront
South Sioux City, NE
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Oct
8
Cafe Ciao Lounge and Wine Bar
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Oct
6
Hey Nonny
Arlington Heights, IL
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2019
Oct
4
Cafe Ciao Wine Bar and Lounge
Chicago, IL
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Oct
2
The Mather Concert
Evanston, IL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
1
Corporate Event with aPriori
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Sep
19
BLVD Restaurant
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Sep
17
The Mather Concert
Evanston, IL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Sep
12
Oxford Event, Showhouse
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Over 400 Classic Jazz Standards, Blues, Latin and Pop Songs
I will add any song to the list for you!
The Best Is Yet To Come
A Day in the Life of a Fool
A Fine Romance
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Sleepin' Bee
A Winter Romance
All I Do is Dream of You
All of Me
All of You
All or Nothing at All
All Right O.K You Win
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
And So It Goes
Billy Joel
Angel Eyes
April in Paris
Aqua De Beber
As Long as I Live As Time Goes By At Last
At Long Last Love
Autumn Leaves
Be Anything
Beautiful Love
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Bewitched
Beyond the Sea
Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell
Blackbird
Beatles
Blame it on My Youth
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
A Day in the Life of a Fool
A Fine Romance
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Sleepin' Bee
A Winter Romance
Aqua De Beber
All I Do is Dream of You
All of Me
All of You
All or Nothing at All
All Right O.K You Win
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
Angel Eyes
April in Paris
As Long as I Live As Time Goes By At Last
At Long Last Love
Autumn Leaves
Be Anything
Beautiful Love
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Bewitched
Beyond the Sea
Blame it on My Youth
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Body and Soul
Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell
But Beautiful But Not For Me By Myself
Bye Bye Blackbird
Call Me
Can't Help Lovin That Man of Mine
Canto De Ossanah
Cheek to Cheek
Chicago
Close Your Eyes
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Comes Love
Corcovado
Crazy
Patsy Cline
Cry Me a River
Darn That Dream
Day In Day Out
Daydream
Days of Wine and Roses
Deed I Do
Dindi
Detour Ahead
Devoted to You
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Don't Be That Way
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing
Don't You Know I Care?
Down With Love
East of The Sun
Easy Living Embraceable You
Ev'ry Thing I've Got
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Falling in Love Again
Fever
Fields of Gold
Sting
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roberta Flack
Fly Me to the Moon
Fools Rush In
From This Moment On
Georgia
Get Out of Town
Going to Chicago
Give Me the Simple Life
Guess Who I Saw Today?
Guilty
Randy Newman
Here's That Rainy Day
He's Funny That Way
How About You?
How Deep is the Ocean?
How High the Moon
How Insensitive
How Long Has Thing Been Going On?
I'll Remember April
I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again
Bonnie Raitt
I Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues
I Can't Get Started With You
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt
I Concentrate on You
I Could Write a Book
I Didn't Know About You
I Didn't Know What Time it Was
I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Get a Kick out of You
I Don't Know Enough About You
I Don't Know Why
Shawn Colvin
I Got it Bad and That Ain't Good
I Got Rhythm
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans
I Hear Music
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
I Love Being Here with You
I Love Paris
I Love You
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Remember You
I See Your Face Before Me
I Thought About You
I Waited Till I Saw the Sun
Norah Jones
I Want to be Happy
I Want to be Loved
I Was Doin' Allright
I Wish I Knew
I Will
Beatles
I Wish I Were in Love Again
I Wish You Love
I Won't Dance
I'll Be Seeing You
I'll Know
I'm Glad There is You
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
I've Never Been in Love Before
If I Had You
If I Only Had a Brain
If I Were a Bell
Ill Wind Imagination
I'll Take Romance
I'm All Smiles
I'm Beginnng to See the Light
I'm Old Fashioned
I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
I'm Through With Love
In a Mellow Tone
In a Sentimental Mood
In My Life
Beatles
Is You is or is You Ain't my Baby?
Isn't it Romantic?
Isn't it a Pity?
It Amazes Me
It Might as Well be Spring
It Never Entered My Mind
It's Alright With Me
It's Easy to Remember
It's De Lovely
It's Love
It's Only a Paper Moon
I've Got a Crush on You
I've Got My Love to Keep me Warm
I've Got the World on a String
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Jazz Guitar
Jazz Piano
40's Hits Piano
Jazz Flute
Classical Flute
Jazz Saxophone
Wedding Singer
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Weddings
Baby Showers
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Chicago Jazz Singer and Jazz Band, Elaine Dame will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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