"Most artistry comes from the desire to express, to be heard or seen, to be acknowledged, to speak from the depths of one's soul. Elise Letourneau creates from a deeper place of compassion for others, from generosity of spirit, with a connection from within her own soul to the souls of others. That's why when she sings, she touches others; when she composes, the lyrics speak to others; when she paints or draws or designs, all of these forms transcend form and go to others' hearts."
- Janet Lawson, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Adjunct Professor of Vocal Jazz, New School University and New York University
" Elise Letourneau vocalizes from the heart with a controlled range second to none."
- Michael Black, WPSU, 91.5 FM
Elise sings and plays piano, flute, bass flute, accordion, and melodica. Mainly influenced by the jazz, blues, and rock genres, her favourite kind of gig is piano-vocal, but she also plays in duos and trios, as well as larger ensembles when circumstances permit. Elise is one half of Tim & Elise, she sings with The Fieldown Singers, and she provides backing keyboards and vocals for Glamour Profession, a Steely Dan tribute band. She has also sung with The Capital Voices and The Juliet Singers.
Elise Letourneau has an active performance schedule. She has performed and recorded with a variety of artists including jazz vocalists Sienna Dahlen, Sheila Jordan, Janet Lawson, Janis Siegel; saxophonists Joel Frahm, Oliver Lake; pianists Brian Browne, Bob Dorough, Dan Haerle, Harry Pickens; drummers Brian Barlow, Roger Humphries, André White; baritone Marcus Nance; performance-poet Huang Xiang; singer-songwriter Paula Cole; and others. She was selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour artist roster, and has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, throughout Ontario, and on Canada's eastern and western coasts.
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