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Kelly Eisenhour

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Jazz Singer

Email: k***@***.edu
Local Address: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Kelly Eisenhour
 
Background

Employment History

  • Vocal Jazz Director
    Brigham Young University
  • Very Talented Jazz Singer
    Boston Pops
  • Private Voice Teacher
    Southern Nevada Community College
  • Jazz Choir Director
    University of Nevada , Las Vegas

Education

  • Master's in Music , Jazz Studies/Performance & Composition
    University of Utah
  • 2 years study , Vocal Performance
    University of Arizona
  • Bachelor's of Music , Vocal Performance
    Berklee College of Music
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Kelly Eisenhour - Biography
www.kellyeisenhour.com, 4 Jan 2012 [cached]
Kelly Eisenhour is a prolific jazz vocalist, and the winner of the 6th annual Seattle-Kobe Female Vocal Jazz Competition in 2010.
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Kelly has performed in various jazz festivals and has toured as guest soloist with the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart.
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Kelly has two more jazz recordings, "Kelly Eisenhour, Now You Know," released in 2001, and "Kelly Eisenhour with the Jeff Hamilton Trio. She 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. Her 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 (IAJE) conference. 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. She 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 now resides. Kelly loves the combination of teaching and performing and feels she has the best of both worlds.
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Bob Mintzer, grammy award winning saxophonist with the Yellowjackets says, "Kelly Eisenhour is a wonderful vocalist who can really spin a tale.
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I truly enjoyed playing on her recording and will look foward to watching Kelly's rise to the recognition level she deserves."
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.
PULLMAN, Wash. - A free, public ...
wsunews.wsu.edu, 27 Mar 2012 [cached]
PULLMAN, Wash. - A free, public concert featuring guest vocalist Kelly Eisenhour performing with the award-winning Washington State University jazz ensembles VoJazz and Jazz Big Band will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Kimbrough Music Building on the Pullman campus. Eisenhour earned her undergraduate degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduate degree from the University of Utah. She was an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University, where she led an award-winning jazz choir, BYU Jazz Voices, and taught vocal jazz improvisation. She is sought after as clinician and adjudicator and is an accomplished performer and recording artist. Her latest album, "Seek and Find," rose to 14th on the JazzWeek national radio airplay charts in 2007. She served as assistant director for Gladys Knight's gospel choir "Saints Unified Voices," which won a Grammy award for "Best Gospel Choir" in 2006. Eisenhour has appeared as a guest soloist with the Boston Pops, invited performer at the International Association for Jazz Education conference in New York and soloist with the Utah Symphony. She is a faculty member at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash.
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Eisenhour will join VoJazz for "But Beautiful" and "Get out of Town."
BYU NewsNet - Musical Tribute Celebrates Parley P. Pratt's Life
newsnet.byu.edu, 6 April 2006 [cached]
"[The audience] will get to know Parley more on a personal level and maybe take the journey with him in a small way," said Kelly Eisenhour, vocal jazz director at BYU and musical director of the show."They will get to know a man that was very instrumental in the original building of the church."
Between the original songs taken from the musical and three hymns written by Pratt's own hand, the musical program, accompanied by narrations, will explore the life and role of Pratt as written in his autobiography.
"He's human and we can relate to him as human - a real person that had thoughts and feelings," Eisenhour said."We just sometimes put these people on pedestals.
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Blackwell, with the help of Eisenhour, brings together a variety of music styles in the musical, from pop to the sounds of a Southern Baptist choir to the voice of rock.
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"He was very important and it's important to remember that," Eisenhour said.
Meridian Magazine:: Music: One Believing Man Has Soul
www.ldsmag.com, 25 Dec 2006 [cached]
Kelly Eisenhour, who sings as Sister Soul, is a very talented jazz singer who has performed with the Boston Pops, Gladys Knight, and the Utah Symphony and released several solo CDs.
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Kelly Eisenhour
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The gospel soul beat in the first song, "Singin' and Hummin'," catches the listeners' interest and leads perfectly into Kelly Eisenhour's smooth singing.
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Kelly Eisenhour's smooth voice is accompanied by Fluker on the organ, back-up singers, and a light drum set.
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The lyrics bounce back and forth from Kelly to the singers in a kind of question-and-answer style, with one voice telling half of the message, followed soon after by the others echoing the rest of it.Its gentle rhythms and peaceful chords are a pleasure to the ears.
"Circle of Blackbirds" is a sort of autobiographical song Parley sings about his life and how he came to know the Lord.
JazzUSA Women in Jazz
www.jazzwomen.org, 18 Mar 2006 [cached]
Kelly Eisenhour
Kelly Eisenhour attended the University of Arizona as a vocal performance major and then went on to receive her Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Moving to Las Vegas after college, she was the Jazz Choir Director for a time at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and taught private voice at Southern Nevada Community College. Ms. Eisenhour performed as the principle vocalist in three major production shows on the Las Vegas Strip and was a studio session singer. In between production shows she took two years to tour with Gladys Knight as a featured back up vocalist, and has performed on various occasions with Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick, and Marilyn McCoo.
Seeking a quieter lifestyle, Ms. Eisenhour moved to Utah in 1997. She is currently recording a CD of jazz standards which will be released in June 2000, and will be available at keisenhour.com. Ms. Eisenhour performs regularly in the Salt Lake City area, including a performance as a soloist in Utah Symphony's first Pops Concert conducted by Keith Lockhart.
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