ELIANA TOMKINS



LISTEN TO
Eliana Tomkins' Christmas Song - "December Song" from her album "Rapture". See ELIANA TOMKINS' "Rapture" page.


Eliana Tomkins' repertoire ranges across the greats from Gershwin and Porter to Brubeck and Strayhorn. Her style is influenced by many strands. Since her youth, she has performed folk, rhythm & blues and classically. Currently, she can be heard singing jazz, blues and her original compositions, many of which are written with the poet Carol Ann Duffy.

...she tells the stories with a gentle intimacy ..." Jazz FM

" ...sings with a purity of tone, coupled with an honest interpretation of the lyrics, which is truly refreshing ..." Jazz UK

ELIANA TOMKINS - SWEET JAZZ - the album
In July 2003, Eliana Tomkins released her album Sweet Jazz under the JAZZ7 label. The song list comprises numbers ranging from blues through to latin and jazz standards.

" ... to do justice to worth-while songs .. on this impressively-produced CD, with sterling instrumental backing, the lady has done just that ... the clarity of Eliana's pure English diction, plus the warm glow that is in her vocal sound ... [the recording] captures these assets to the full ... a very special hour of listening." JAZZZONE

" ... one of the sweetest voices around ... " Jack Massarik, Evening Standard.

ELIANA TOMKINS - SWEET JAZZ - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
In August 2003, Eliana Tomkins appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, in a show entitled Eliana Tomkins - Sweet Jazz. She returned to the Festival in August 2004, with two shows - "Sweet Jazz" and "Salty Blues".

" ... Eliana Tomkins put on a pretty good show, good enough to fill the venue and enjoy several encores. And the band were truly magnificent, each member performing stunning solos mid-tune, and enjoying well deserved applause for what were often very complicated sequences. Tomkins' voice is technically brilliant ... you will not fail to enjoy a lovely night out ... a perfect atmosphere for some very enjoyable music ... " 4**** Three Weeks
“ … immediately commanding … a distinct air of dignity surrounding her … Tomkins has a lovely voice, her relaxed approach is ideal for blues …” EdinburghGuide.com
“ … festival-going can be hard work … however, there is a remedy hidden away from the throng of the High Street, in … a small and intimate cabaret bar where the audience is treated to the silky tones of Eliana Tomkins and her trio … let the music encompass you, transport you into a world of Latin jazz and soulful samba … “ Three Weeks
” … daring … real interest lies in the arrangements … “ The Herald

POETRY AND SWEET JAZZ - CAROL ANN DUFFY and ELIANA TOMKINS
Eliana Tomkins and the celebrated poet Carol Ann Duffy took this new show to Staffordshire theatres in the autumn of 2004.

” … a gala evening pairing the barbed words of national treasure Carol Ann Duffy with Eliana Tomkins’ subtly dynamic jazz. Result, performance heaven. Eliana Tomkins is sheer class bringing her own cool take on jazz classics from Ellington to Little Willie John. In short an evening of real sophistication in the perfectly-suited intimacy of the Garrick Studio. “ Lichfield News

Sweet Jazz
Available directly from JAZZ7.
Please email info@jazz7.co.uk.
JAZZ7 label, ref ETSJ1

CD personnel: voice ELIANA TOMKINS, piano GEOFF CASTLE, trumpet ABRAM WILSON, bass PAUL MORGAN, percussion MIKE SMITH.

One Note Samba
I didn't know what time it was
Detour Ahead
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
In your own sweet way
Body and Soul
Miss Celie's Blues
At last
You Go To My Head
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Up Jumped Spring
Lullaby of Birdland