Elaine A. Small, singing under the name of Elaine Steele, fashioned a highly successful career in the late 1960's-'70s. To quote the Toronto Star, she gained recognition as "...one of the best supper club singers in Canada..." Elaine had followed her childhood dream to become a professional singer and eventually became a bona fide musical star, featured on many Canadian television and radio shows, appearing in all of the major supper clubs across Canada and the Northern USA.
After suspending her singing career for family reasons, Elaine is excited to be performing again, this time with some of Canada's finest Jazz musicians: trumpeter Guido Basso, drummer Brian Barlow, pianist Mark Eisenman and bassist Scott Alexander. The songs on "I'll Be Seeing You," commemorate the resilient sounds and lyrics of the Great American Song Book. These tunes make up Elaine's verdant musical memories and are the driving force of her Award winning book, "Priests in the Attic," published in 2010--a candid memoir of high profile careers and the influence of those songs first heard in the crib, so emotionally moving they refuse to die.
Singing again has been a real thrill for Elaine as it is truly her first love, and it shows. She sings with great clarity and fellow jazz musicians praise her ability to "'really swing." Blessed with a wide vocal range, Elaine brings to life time-honored songs in unique jazz arrangements by producer, Brian Barlow.