is a prolific jazz vocalist, and the winner of the 6th annual Seattle-Kobe Female Vocal Jazz Competition in 2010.
has performed in various jazz festivals and has toured as guest soloist with the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart.
has two more jazz recordings, "Kelly Eisenhour
, Now You Know," released in 2001, and "Kelly Eisenhour with the Jeff Hamilton Trio.
is a graduate of Berklee College of Music
as a vocal performance major, and has an M.M. from the University of Utah
in jazz studies, composition and performance.
career has taken her
many places, starting as a jazz singer in her
hometown of Tucson, Arizona (sometimes working with another native Tucsonan -Brian Bromberg), and then diving into the various music scenes in Boston, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and currently in Seattle.
Other career highlights: opened for Ramsey Lewis at the Park City Jazz Festival, performed live at the Apollo Theatre, and was an invited performer at the 2007 International Association for Jazz Education
As an educator, Kelly is a sought after clinician, and was the vocal jazz instructor for the 2006 3-day Teacher's Training Institute for IAJE, as well as workshops for UMEA.
was the vocal jazz director at Brigham Young University
as an adjunct instructor, and made the move to a full-time faculty position as the choral director at Green River Community College
in Washington state where she
loves the combination of teaching and performing and feels she
has the best of both worlds.
Bob Mintzer, grammy award winning saxophonist with the Yellowjackets says, "Kelly Eisenhour
is a wonderful vocalist who can really spin a tale.
I truly enjoyed playing on her
recording and will look foward to watching Kelly's
rise to the recognition level she
Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops says, "Kelly's such a great performer, it's truly a pleasure to share a stage with her.