Coming Back Strong: Michigan State University PhD Headlines Lansing Jazz Fest!

Singer, Songwriter, Scholar and International Recording Artist, Dr. E to Headline the 2011 Lansing Jazz Fest August 5-6 at Jackson National Stage!
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June 21, 2011 - PRLog -- MSU PhD, "Dr. E" headlines Lansing Jazz Fest! After battling a tough road to recovery and getting off the streets, Dr. Elaine Richardson earned a doctorate in English from Michigan State University. It was there she met Distinguished Professor Geneva Smitherman who went on to help her become an internationally recognized scholar. In addition to her two published academic texts Dr. E has co-edited three other books and is in the process of completing a  personal memoir detailing her inspirational story of redemption. Currently Dr. E teaches literacy studies in the College of Education at The Ohio State University.  To top it off, she is also a nationally adored recording artist enjoyed most by soul and jazz audiences for her warm, bluesy tones, infectious rhythms, and fierce live performances.

Dr. E will return to the state of Michigan to headline the 2011 Lansing Jazz Fest taking place August 5-6, 2011. She will lead a clinic Friday August 5 at 5pm on the MICA Stage at The Lansing Jazz Fest followed by a live performance you wont want to miss later Friday evening from 9:00 - 10:30pm on the Jackson National Stage.

About Dr. E

Dr. E  only needs one tool, her lovely voice, to operate on the eardrums of all who bear witness to her musical talents. Her poised tone, fierce delivery and ability to entertain and inspire will leave listeners in awe as the doctor prescribes medicinal melodies that can cure any emotional ailment.

Last year, singer, songwriter,  educator and author Dr. E released her debut solo album, Elevated -  a smoky soul cabaret produced by Billboard award-winning  songwriter, Larry D. Marcus and recorded by Jon Guggenheim with C-Town Sound Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio.

"Vocally, Dr. E's instrument recalls the lighter and playful side of Patti Labelle's voice during her formative years in the Bluebelles." said Mark Anthony Neal, commentator for National Public Radio in a review.

Jazzy, sultry and undeniably soulful, Dr. E has performed at notable venues such as Walt Disney World, The Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Lincoln Theatre and many more. She has captivated listeners with her unique brand of jazzy soul as the opener for musical heavyweights David Hollister, Zapp Band, and most recently, Stax recording artist N'Dambi and Hip Hop icon MC Lyte. During the 2011 City of Columbus Black History Month Celebration, Dr. E was presented with an award for outstanding woman of Columbus from Mayor Michael B. Coleman for her personal achievement as well as her work in central Ohio with African American youth. In addition to catching stellar live performances, you can also hear Dr. E's music on daytime television shows, All of My Children, The Young and the Restless and the sitcom Dharma and Greg.

"This will definitely put a smile on your face." - A Marion Carminelitta London review
Marion Carminelitta - Jazz and

Upcoming Performances

June 25  ComFest       Columbus, OH
July 23   Altoona Jazz Festival  Altoona, PA
August 5-6 Lansing Jazz Fest   Lansing, MI
August 7 Vonn Jazz    Columbus, OH

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