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Eileen Howard / Press

“This lady can definitely sing up a storm with a voice that allows her to reach and hit the high notes with effortless ease...lush velvet voice. A very impressive vocal performance from Eileen Howard and stellar musical support make Street of Dreams a compelling album and musical treat.”

“Central Ohio jazz aficionados know her as one of the most creative and swingin’ singers ever to vocalize on the local jazz scene. This, her second CD, showcases the marvelous Howard voice and her superb interpretation and meaningful presentation of lyrics.”

Fritz "the Night Owl" Peerenboom - Short North Gazette

“The singer’s wide range, attractive voice and ability to interpret a wide variety of material make this a highly enjoyable listen. In addition to joyfully singing standards that range from “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” to “A Night In Tunisia,” she contributes two thoughtful originals and the lyrics to another song. Not everyone can sing both Mose Allison’s “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy” and Chick Corea’s “Open Your Eyes You Can Fly” but Eileen Howard creates equally effective versions back-to-back. This is a singer well worth discovering.”

Scott Yanow - Los Angeles Jazz Scene

“Howard is the star here and she ably holds her own throughout these thirteen great songs. Interpreting familiar classics like “Fever” and “Frim Fram Sauce,” Howard and company’s delivery is reminiscent in ways of Eva Cassidy and Chuck Brown’s The Other Side. Her vocal skills are in full bloom and she rocks the house, nailing her notes and putting swagger into every line, her personality finding its way not only through the playful in-between track vignettes “Eileen’s Reason #3 to Sing the Blues”, coupled with another, but also through her rendition of a song like “Built For Comfort,” which she mines for additional humor....from the moment she opens her mouth and the notes flow out, listeners are bound to be captivated by her artistry. And when surrounded by such a strong band as she is here on Blues In the Green Room, the results are wonderful. Fans of artists like Diana Krall and Eva Cassidy need look no further for some new inspiration; Eileen Howard is the real”

“his isn’t so much down home as it is upbeat, an empowering set of blues from a singer with jazz chops. There’s a buoying effect throughout Eileen Howard’s Blues in the Green Room....Blues in the Green Room is, more often than not, that rare hope-filled blues recording, one presented with no small amount of can-do enthusiasm. It’s a contagious delight.”

“This girl can sing the blues no doubt - imagine Bessie Smith digitally recorded with the rough edges slightly smoothed and you've got Eileen in the Green Room...Nothing will replace Peg's versions [of Black Coffee and Fever] but, if you'd heard these tracks first then maybe, just maybe the positions would be reversed.”

“Blues aficionados are sure to love Blues In The Green Room, the latest release from seasoned performer Eileen Howard. Her vocal range is one of the most impressive aspects of the album. With her voice exuding passion and experience in a way that only a true musician’s is able to.... Howard has done these tracks, not to mention the blues genre as a whole, an incredible justice on this release. For a live album, the amount of subtle perfections and lack of both vocal and instrumental blemishes is quite impressive. Even if you’re not necessarily an avid blues or jazz listener, you’re going to find a place in your heart for Howard’s music.”

“She harnesses the genre as one of those rare entertainers with the sensitivity and witty flair to deeply evoke the human sensibilities (especially the feminine ones).”

“I am feeling like the coolest cat in school as I vibe along to Eileen Howard’s Blues In The Green Room. With her smooth, sultry voice and those finger snappin’ bluesy jazz grooves, I can’t help but fall in love with this one. Read more at http://www.midtnmusic.com/blues-in-the-green-room-hosted-by-eileen-howard/#j2WEtIyZhUwdgzEW.99”

“Eileen Howard sings like a Diva, vamps like a Rat-Pack veteran and generally entertains like few others can on Blues in the Green Room. Making her case to be considered one of the great torch singers of her generation, Howard is in a league of her own here.”

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