Sunday Jazz Lunch: Elaine Delmar

6 June 2021

Elaine Delmar has long been established as a singer of the very highest caliber – with the voice, looks and personality that have captivated audiences wherever she has appeared the world over.

She Born in Hertfordshire, UK, Elaine was raised in a strong musical environment, her father being the renowned trumpeter Leslie ‘Jiver’ Hutchinson, a leading influence in the jazz and dance band movement in Britain from the 1930s onwards.

After initially studying classical piano, Elaine found a natural progression in singing and became a vocalist in her father’s own band at sixteen. It was soon apparent that her vocal talent and natural affinity with the stage would lead her to triumph in many areas of the entertainment world.

Elaine’s experience is indeed wide and diverse. On stage, she appeared in Cowardy Custard at London’s Mermaid Theatre and No Strings at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. Although best known for her starring role in the musical Bubbling Brown Sugar at The Royalty Theatre, London, she also had notable success with Kern Goes To Hollywood, appearing in both the London and Broadway productions. Elaine also received critical acclaim as a straight actress for her role in A Map Of The World at the prestigious National Theatre. She has made many appearances on TV and radio and featured in Ken Russell’s film Mahler as the Bohemian Princess.

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