Ellynne Rey - Vocalist and Educator

 

Connecticut native Ellynne Rey possesses a crystalline mezzo voice, performing and recording with esteemed jazz musicians such as Gene Bertoncini, Bennett Paster, Paul Beaudry, Saul Rubin, Harvie S. and John Tropea. She studied jazz singing with Susan-Winder Rivera, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Betty Buckley, Mark Murphy and Nancy King, as well as classical singing with John Macurdy (world-renowned Metropolitan Opera bass singer).

She performed at the Kitano, 55 Bar, Zeb's (jazz vocal series),The 9th Note, TuTuma Social as well as a host of other venues in the New York metro region.

Although hailing from the MTV Generation, jazz, world and classical music continue to capture her ears and appeal to her musical taste.


Here is what the critics have said:

"...Not only does she make it work [singing with just guitar and bass] she makes it magical. It just goes to show if you have the voice and the material you don't need all that lavish production." Jack Goodstein, Seattle PI

"The singer works the crowd with her witty lyricism, upbeat vibe, and joyous overtones. She also uses wonderful diction to complement her silky vocal cords and acute dynamic sense... Ellynne's style and delivery loom as a high point." Glenn Astarita, AllAboutJazz

"Ellynne's clear articulation, soulful phrasing, and heart-felt lyrics are the cornerstone of this successful project." Carmel DeSoto, Jazzpolice.com 

"Ellynne deserves a much higher profile. In an era of singer/songwriters, she offers a soulfully pop familiarity in a sincerely jazz context, very original and very appealing." Andrea Canter, Jazzpolice.com 

Ellynne is a gifted lyricist, composer, and performer. She composes with a sophisticated understanding of harmony and can rejuvenate songs written decades before she was born. She brings artistry, individuality and taste to everything she does.

Check out her latest CD of jazz standards: "A Little Bit Of Moonlight" Not all “standard” standards but also unique approaches and arrangements, the CD features bassist Paul Beaudry, pianist Bennett Paster, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, percussionist Daniel Sadownick, and drummer Tony Jefferson.

Available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.