Netherlands-born Elisabeth Geel is a singer-songwriter with a personal guitar style and warm mezzo soprano vocals. She credits Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro as early influences, but throughout her life she has been inspired by artists from a wide range of genres, i.e. Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Steely Dan, Ivan Lins, Michael MacDonald, George Benson, Sarah Vaughan, Gino Vannelli, etc. 

​       As a songwriter she evolved by distilling these influences into her own unique writing style, and throughout the course of her career jazz, folk, rock, and r&b have all left their mark.

Elisabeth Geel is a self-taught musician.

Elisabeth Geel is also an illustrator/visual artist and educator.

To view her art please visit: www.birdinyardwitheye.com.  
For vocal coaching please visit: www.cantomoderno.us

Conegliano Jazz & Blues 2016 

     I am so thrilled that the Italian festival "Conegliano Jazz & Blues" used my 2008 painting "E.S.T Esbjörn Svensson Trio" for their campaign to commemorate one of the greatest and innovative jazz pianists that have ever lived. Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba diving accident in 2008 at the age of 44. The best tribute I felt I could give him was to paint his portrait. While I painted I played  the album E.S.T. Tuesday Wonderland over and over until I captured the essence of the music and translated it into an image. I purposely adopted the style of Outsider Artists, to let my mere instinct do the painting and do as little reasoning as possible. The result is an eery underwater concert scene, showing Esbjörn among mourning fans and fellow musicians. He is too engrossed in his performance to pay attention to them; the waves of the music have carried him away...

    My dear friends Silvana and Massimo De Nardo, owners of the Fasol Menin Winery in Valdobbiadene (Italy), producers of the finest Prosecco and major live jazz advocates, acquired the painting from me shortly after I conceived it, and they suggested the use of it to the Conegliano Jazz & Blues Festival. Grazie Max and Silvana! 
The New Album!
Coming soon...

Lookin' in from the Outside

by Elisabeth Geel

My new album of originals will officially be released in the early fall of 2016! In the meantime, enjoy the sample...

The band:

Elisabeth Geel on vocals, guitar, Mattia Martorano on violin, Bruno Cesselli on piano, and Alessandro Turchet on upright bass.

Recorded at Imputlevel Studio, Treviso, Italy.

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