Honored as a Living Legend of Jazz by Living Legends Inc. in Los Angeles, California, Elena Gilliam is an astonishing jazz vocalist with a rare depth of natural talent. Her level of performance is widely applauded as analogous with such jazz greats as Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and the like. Her unique rich, eloquent tones and brilliant phrasing take you on a musical journey of jazz, swing, standards, latin and blues. Elena charms you with her animated "scatting” that exemplifies her musical versatility, while she cleverly connects you to song lyrics. Her confidence, enthusiasm and love for music shine through every performance. Her extraordinary sound is indeed a treat for anyone who appreciates a true songstress.
Together with her husband of many years, George J. Gilliam, is also a Living Legend of Jazz awardee and a much-loved jazz guitarist with a depth of talent that stands out in every performance and recordings. With influences such as Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel and George Benson, his performances are a sheer pleasure. Always accompanied by an “A-Team” of musicians, his quartet will capture your ear with an energetic modern jazz feel and mellow your soul with rich relaxing tones.