A New York City based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist noted for her “voice that stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it”. (Felix Contreras, NPR Music)
Composing in English, French and Spanish, her music lives at the tender edge where jazz, world, and pop sensibilities meet emotionally forthright songwriting.
Eleanor’s newest album, Soft Spot Of My Heart (2018), was recorded in Lisbon and New York City and is a globally savvy collection of songs that foreground emotional honesty while embracing the musical colors and influences of a diverse group of collaborators from Portugal, NYC, Cape Verde and Brazil.
Eleanor’s steady rise as an independent artist is marked by plaudits including winning the Sennheiser Songwriting Contest at the 2012 ASCAP EXPO and a recent article in CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog about her use of video to effectively build momentum around the release of her new album. She has performed in festivals and cultural centers including Lincoln Center’s Boro Linc: La Casita, the Puerto Morelos Music Festival (Mexico), the Philadelphia International Festival For The Arts at the Kimmel Center, The Museu da Musica in Lisbon and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
From 1996-7 and 1998-9 Eleanor lived in Prague, returning for artist residencies at CESTA in Tábor in 2003 and 2004. She has created and performed in dance, music and multimedia events in the Czech Republic and Czech Center NY such as Orbit Pictus, Festival 4+4 Dny v Pohybu, Malý Velký Svět and CESTA’s Peripheral Visions: Transit Tabor.