Eileen Howard 

Passionate Eclectic Musical Storyteller

 

Eileen Howard is one of those rare entertainers with the sensitivity and flair to deeply evoke the human condition in her work. She’s received accolades and awards as a singer, songwriter, and actress.  With an entertainer's flair and the gift of telling a story with every word, her concerts combine her original songs ranging from folk to funk, along with wickedly funny selections from classic Blues, little known jazz gems,  and passionate ballads.  Her blend of meaningful interpretation of lyrics, quirky bits of music history, audience participation, and comic abilities equal sheer enjoyment for audiences.

 

Eileen has recorded five albums of original compositions and arrangements, including Big City Love in 2016 in New York, which, like her others, received critical acclaim.  She recently moved to Atlanta from NYC and is available for concerts, festivals and events world-wide.   

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Listen - written by Eileen Howard

Throwing Stones (funk)
Stormy Day Blues (Blues - Live recording)
Rise Up and Shine (funk)
Love Can Change (folk)
Make Me Over (jazz ballad)
Will You Dance? melody by Rogers Grant (Latin)
Home is You (jazz)

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Appearances (sampling)

  • The Velvet Note

  • Jazz Vespers, First Church Atlanta

  • Tomi Jazz, NYC  (monthly)

  • Soul Cafe, NYC (weekly)

  • The West End Lounge, NYC  (monthly)

  • Cafe du Soleil, NYC

  • Chez Lucienne, NYC - Harlem

  • Somethin' Jazz, NYC

  • The Iridium, NYC 

  • Birdland , NYC 

  • Don’t Tell Mama, NYC

  • West 104th Garden, NYC

  • NY Fringe Festival

  • Columbus Jazz Orchestra Blues Workshop, Ohio

  • The Green Room at The Garden Theatre

  • Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival

  • The Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival

  • Newark Jazz and Ribs Festival

  • Westerville Arts Festival

  • Columbus Rose Festival

  • North Market Food and Wine Festival

  • Columbus Arts Festival

  • Grove City Arts Festival

  • 2Co's Cabaret

  • The Dell

  • Ciao's

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Reviews

  • Howard's lyrics are witty, her delivery certain... a Samba-flavored wet kiss for the Big Apple.   Stunning is the closing "But Beautiful."​
                      C. Michael Baily, Jazz Quanta
     

  • Armed with a vocal instrument that's quite appealing, Howard lays down the lyrics with moments of passion... a stylish performance.  Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
     

  • Eileen Howard's passionate singing ranks high among the rare peaks of showmanship.   Columbus Dispatch
     

  • Her charisma, passion, and ability to connect with her listeners sets her apart from the pack.   Middle Tennessee Music

 

  • Eileen Howard sings like a Diva, vamps like a Rat-Pack veteran and generally entertains like few others can.   Wildy’s World

 

  • This girl can sing the blues no doubt - imagine Bessie Smith digitally recorded with the rough edges slightly smoothed and you've got Eileen.  Lance Liddle, BeBop Spoken Here
     

  • This is a singer well worth discovering.       Scott Yanow,L.A. Jazz Scene
     

  • Eileen wowed the sell-out crowd at the Green Room Friday night with a varied and infectiously entertaining evening of spirited blues....she just keeps getting better and better.   President, Short North Stage

 

  • One of the most creative and swingin' singers ever to vocalize on the local jazz scene.  Short North Gazette
     

  • This lady can definitely sing up a storm with a voice that allows her to reach and hit the high notes with effortless ease.       Jazzreview.com
     

  • I have been playing your [song] Make Me Over, over and over and over. My listeners just love it, absolutely. I had so many calls, things just lit up.  

    Jim Spencer, Deejay KHCA Radio

 

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Airplay 

  • WRFG Atlanta

  • WBGO New York

  • WDNA Miami FL

  • WSAX Columbus, OH

  • WCRS Columbus, OH

  • Classic Blues Radio

  • BRCFP (UK)

  • DeliRadio

  • CoffeeShack iRadio

  • Martin Christian Radio Network

  • Rendezvous Radio Show

  • WCBE Jazz Sundays, Columbus

  • WJZA Smooth Jazz Columbus

  • KHCA Kansas

  • KAXL California

  • WEMU Michigan

  • Spotify

  • Pandora

  • Bay Jazz Radio

  • Music Alley

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