Ellen O’Brien

Jazz Vocalist and Pianist

Who is Ellen O’Brien?

Ellen O’Brien is a Jazz/R&B vocalist that has performed with Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops Taylor Dane, Mary J. Blige, Jim Belushi, Rachelle Ferrell, Jeff Golub, Chris Parker, and Tony Bennet, to name a few. Ellen’s Live CD, “Raw Silk”, is available August 2014. It features Fan Favorites including “At Last” and “Night In Tunisia.”

  • Sold Out Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC 3 times in the past year
  • Won the Apollo Theater Competition 3 times in a row
  • Performed at Boston Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, conducted by Keith Lockhart
  • Opened for Tony Bennett
  • Opened for Vice President Dick Chene
  • Performed at R&B night at Tramps with Mary J. Blige and Cee Cee Penderston.
  • Performed at The Beantown Jazz Festival ‘06
  • Has toured Internationally(ie. Cairo, Egypt), most recently in London (09/06).
  • Regattabar & Scullers in Cambridge & Boston
  • Iridium Jazz Club in NYC
  • Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge
  • Sung National Anthem at Shea Stadium in NY in front of a sold out crowd
  • Yearly performer in the London jazz club and festival circuit
  • Sung Solo at Lincoln Center
  • Featured on the Tom Bergeron Show
Shows Played
I have heard Ellen’s voice and would totally recommend her to voice recordings and shows in any capacity. Ellen has a very professional and positive attitude all the way ago the end of the session and or show, i would be happy to work with Ellen again at any time.Derrick McKenzieJamiroquai Drummer/Producer/Writer

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Female Soul Artist @ The New England Urban Music Awards
  • 3x Winner of The Famed Apollo Theater Competition