Elizabeth Doyle — Chicago

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Singer, pianist, and composer

Elizabeth Doyle is one of Chicago's most captivating performers. She blends a dreamy vocal style with swinging piano playing, deftly accompanying herself on both classic standards and her own unique compositions. — Marian McPartland, NPR Piano Jazz

A featured guest on legendary Marian McPartland's, Piano Jazz, ELIZABETH DOYLE was the magnet for many years at Chicago's famed Pump Room, the Drake Hotel, Convito Italiano, the Palmer House, the Swiss Hotel, Catch 35, the Whitehall and the Fairmont Metropole, and can be heard every Friday at Barba Yianni in Chicago.

Her solo cabaret and jazz programs have traveled from the Bart Howard Room in Burlington, Iowa to the Metropolitan Room in New York City, from Amsterdam to Paris.

As composer, she is an award-winning ASCAP member with musicals Fat Tuesday, Alice In Analysis, The Virginian and Sleepy Hollow produced in California and the Midwest, and performed in two ASCAP new music showcases in New York. Her music has been featured in the Chicago Humanities Festival, at Park West, Drury Lane Water Tower, Bailiwick, Maxim's, Victory Gardens and in programs honoring Chicago songwriters. Her single songs have been sung by Kat Taylor, Suzy Petri, Patty Morabito, Mary Monica Thomas, Hilary Feldman, Lennie Watts, Julie Reyburn, Ginny Bales, Sean Krill and D. C. Anderson.

She co-created Duo, a music theater piece with Steppenwolf's Bob Breuler and librettist Bill Thomas; Treasure Island, co-written with Francesca Peppiatt; and Burnham's Dream, about Daniel Burnham and the 1893 Colombian Exposition with June Finfer.

With Claudia Hommel, she tours Vocal Canvas Concerts (Hear the Painting, See the Song) of classical and cabaret material, including several of her compositions, accompanied by images of paintings and photos, and featured in the film by Jason Madeja, Ovations for a Wise Man and A Fool. Other works include an art song cycle of Nature and the Seasons with Philip Seward, The Trial—a chamber work in the Netherlands, a holiday choral piece and mass settings.

With dramatic actress/singer Jenny Riddle, she has performed Christmas At the White House and Pets At the White House.

Her 2012 Peggy Lee Birthday Tribute at Chicago's Jazz Showcase brought together former Lee band members pianists Larry Novak, Frank Winkler, Bobby Schiff, trumpet player Art Hoyle and drummer Gerry Coleman.

A 2007 After Dark Award recipient for cabaret performance, her solo shows have included Hot Jazz Euro Style, Hollywood Blondes, Dakota Blonde: The Lyrics of Peggy Lee, a World War II cabaret and Not Just a Boys Club: Women's Contributions to the Great American Songbook, along with music directing myriad group shows in tribute to Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Michel Legrand, Richard Rodgers, Johnny Mercer, and Blossom Dearie. Her two recordings are Elizabeth Doyle and Time Flies.

Correspondante à Paris
Mylène Launay : 06 71 83 70 65
Correspondent in Chicago
Claudia Hommel : 1-773-509-9360

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