NEWS
Elin will be singing on target="_blank">her birthday in Times Square, Wed. March 11th. Come celebrate it with her! The show will feature some of her favorite Brazilian music, past and present, as well as originals from her debut album and her latest collaboration with Thievery Corporation. Get your tickets now!
Alma Tropicalia, Elin's psychedelic Brazilian band, just released a brand new 2-song single! "What Makes You" written by Elin & "Last Road Out" by Ben Takis. Come see the band LIVE Sunday, Feb 22nd at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club opening for "Dendê & Band" from NYC.
On April 1, 2014, Thievery Corporation released their first Brazilian tribute album "Saudade" which features Elin on three songs that she co-wrote (two in Portuguese and one in Italian): Para Sempre, Quem Me Leva, and Sola In Città. Elin debuted LIVE with Thievery Corporation in December 2014 at the Lincoln Theater in DC.
Every Thursday night in DC you can catch Elin singing LIVE with the Eighteenth Street Lounge Latin Jazz Orchestra from 10pm-1am, an 8-piece salsa band fronted by both a male and female vocalist, playing a range of music from classic mambo, to merengue, to fresh originals.
Elin was just nominated for 2 WAMMYS (Washington DC Grammys) including Best Latin Vocalist and Best Latin Group with Alma Tropicália!
Friday, August 9th 8-10pm, come see Elin live with Alma Tropicalia singing psychedelic samba - the funky protest music of 60s & 70s Brazil! Featuring top DC musicians including John Lee and NYC Latin/Gypsy/Ska band Karikatura.
Elin just nominated for 4 WAMMYS (Washington DC Grammys): including Best Latin Vocalist, and 3 with Alma Tropicália: Best New Artist, Best Latin Group, Best Latin Recording.
Elin nominated as Best Brazilian Singer & Performer in the 2013 Brazilian Press Awards.
Now available for purchase on Band Camp, the Alma Tropicália EP featuring Elin on Globo da Morte (Os Novos Baianos), Irene (Caetano Veloso), Eu Vou Torcer (Jorge Ben), and Tinindo Trincando (Os Novos Baianos). Stay tuned for the CD & vinyl release...
Elin is currently working with clothing artist, Sarah Gingold, to design outfits for her performances with Alma Tropicalia. You can see a rainbow sash she designed for the 2012 Capital Pride show at her wearable art studio Think Outside The Store (scroll down) in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
In June 2011 Elin joined forces with DC's own ALMA TROPICÁLIA, a band that pays tribute to the psychedelic "Tropicália" movement of 60's & 70's Brazil. They have since played major venues & festivals across the northeastern corridor, including The Kennedy Center. See 'Events' page for upcoming shows.
Elin was one of the featured performers in the 2011 Brazil Day Festival DC with Dani Cortaza on guitar.
Last year, Elin toured Asia where she spent three months singing jazz in Tokyo at the "Lost in Translation" hotel and two months on Guam performing around the island with the fantastic local talent.
The 15th annual Billboard World Song Contest awarded Elin an honorable mention for her song, "I Love New York."
Elin's song "La Luna" won 3rd place in the Latin Category of the 2008 International Songwriting Competition(ISC) out of more than 15,000 entries worldwide. With the most impressive group of judges and the largest grand prize of any songwriting competition, ISC is the leading global songwriting event.
In 2008, Elin shared the stage with Chaka Khan, Wyclef Jean, George Benson, George Duke, and Stanley Clarke at the 3rd annual "Jazz in the Gardens" Music Festival at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
Immediately following her performance in Miami she participated in the 2008 "Festival Internacional Jazz Peru" which was held March 19-23 in Lima, Peru.
Elin heads off to Japan for a tour the first week of April! She will visit 5 cities in 6 days. See Events page for more details...
On August 25th, 2008 Elin sold out Jazz at Lincoln Center when she headlined Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for the first time. In July 2007 - Elin's debut at Dizzy's - she sold out the club on her last of five nights closing for legends Flora Purim & Airto Moreira.
The 15th annual Billboard World Song Contest awarded Elin an honorable mention for her song, "I Love New York" in 2008.
Elin's song "La Luna" won 3rd place in the Latin Category of the 2008 International Songwriting Competition(ISC) out of more than 15,000 entries worldwide. With the most impressive group of judges and the largest grand prize of any songwriting competition, ISC is the leading global songwriting event.
On Saturday, March 15th Elin shared the stage with Chaka Khan, Wyclef Jean, George Benson, George Duke, and Stanley Clarke at the 3rd annual "Jazz in the Gardens" Music Festival at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami!
Immediately following her performance in Miami she participated in the 2008 "Festival Internacional Jazz Peru" which was held March 19-23 in Lima, Peru.
Elin debuted at the Blue Note in 2008. She will be back again on Sunday, June 7th. Make sure you catch it!
In January 2008 Elin debuted in the Canary Islands at the magnificent Auditorio de Tenerife headlining the "Jazz Nórdico" Series.
A resounding thank you to WBGO 88.3FM in NYC for playing daily spins of my debut, Lazy Afternoon!
You can now purchase Elin's CD, Lazy Afternoon, at the world-famous COLONY in Times Square and also at Lounge in SoHo.
Elin's music now available on iTunes
Lazy Afternoon, Elin's debut album, placed extremely well on the JazzWeek charts after its release: On the World Music Chart, it debuted as the #1 most added album and jumped from #42 to #12 in one week, then peaked at #6. On the Traditional Jazz Chart, it was the 6th Most Added CD, and jumped to #45 on the College Jazz Chart its second week, then peaked at #4.
Lazy Afternoon was officially released on September 5th, 2006 nationwide, and is now available at major retail stores across the U.S., all major online sites, and at Blue Toucan Music.
The album can now be heard on jazz stations and shows across the nation and is garnering rave reviews! Check out your local jazz station and show some extra support by calling in a request for your favorite song from the album.
Elin and her music featured in Jazziz Magazine!
(Annual Women's Issue, July 2006)
Check out Elin's mySpace page
REVIEWS & ARTICLES
All About Jazz June 2007 - New York.
Down Beat Review
by Ken Micallef, January 2007
AllMusic.com
Review By Jeff Tamarkin
Global Rhythm.net Review March 2007
WomensRadio.com Review
Jazzreview.com By Donna Kimura
"Wordly Elin Emits A Jolt Of Jazz"
by Alexandra Quiñones, Miami New Times.
"Elin Canta Jazz En Tres Idiomas"
by José Antonio Évora, El Nuevo Herald
Listen to Elin and her album reviewed on WFMT Radio Network's "Listen Here!" - The Jazz Review with Neil Tesser and Mark Ruffin. (Episode 37 9/12/06)
Read some of what jazz radio is saying about Elin and her debut, Lazy Afternoon.
INTERVIEWS
Listen to Elin's radio interview with Ken Bader, host on PRI's "The World," which aired on NPR Friday, November 24, 2006.
Listen to Elin's radio interview with Sharon FitzGerald, host of Monday's Latin Jazz Quarter show in Miami on WDNA Serious Jazz, 88.9 FM. Elin discusses her upcoming album, her heritage, and her musical background.
Listen to Elin's radio interview with Arturo Gómez, host of Lunch Time at the Oasis on Jazz 89 KUVO 89.3FM Denver, CO