A critically acclaimed and award-winning vocalist, Ellen Winters has been singing professionally for over 25 years. She has performed at the Montreux and North Seas Jazz Festivals in Europe; Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival in Banff; Summerfest in Milwaukee; The Dakota in Minneapolis; The Bitter End and Rose’s Turn in New York as well as the Jazz Showcase, Davenport’s and The Skokie Theatre in Chicago. Ellen has performed with Bonnie Herman & Don Shelton (members of The Singers Unlimited;) Darmon Meader (of New York Voices) and Daryl Stuermer (lead guitarist for Genesis.)
Ellen has release two solo CD’s: “Pure Imagination” in 2003 and “Secret of Life” in 2006. She has been a featured artist at colleges, symphonies and festivals throughout the United States. She has been honored with several awards for her recordings and nominations from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) for Best Female Vocalist.
Ellen co-wrote coursework and teaches core curriculum for Columbia College Chicago, where she has been Adjunct Music Faculty and Private Voice Faculty since 2007. Her students have gone on to attend esteemed colleges and universities on their way towards successful Music careers. Ellen continues to teach vocal workshops and clinics and while also performing throughout the country. Ellen also works steadily both as a solo vocalist and with several bands in the Jazz, Rock and Pop genres.