"Eleanor Dubinsky is prodigiously talented: a gifted multi-instrumentalist with a strong, clear voice and a knack for catchy, open-hearted, multilingual pop that invokes the likes of Maria Bethânia and Carole King. While Dubinsky’s recordings are well worth your time, you need to see her live to appreciate the full package. Her recent performance at NYC’s Joe Pub celebrated the release of her latest album, Soft Spot of My Heart, and it was a knockout. Dubinsky’s multilayered songs — inspired by jazz, soul, Latin, and afro-Atlantic influences — opened up and revealed themselves in performance. Songs like the gospel-inflected “Turn It Around” and “You Are Special, You Are Beautiful” are relentlessly positive, but leavened with enough emotional grit and musical muscle to stop cynics dead in their tracks. The result was a joyous, uplifting and deeply generous performance — to her musicians and the audience alike — that was just the tonic for the frayed nerves of many New Yorkers after another long winter in these parlous times. Go. See her. This is music as medicine for your soul."
- Tom Pryor (music journalist: Nat Geo Music, Songlines, Afropop Worldwide)
“Eleanor's silky voice and her band's infectious energy enchanted our audience. Their world rhythms and multi-lingual lyrics celebrate the beautiful diversity in our world and honor the human experience that ties us all together. Eleanor’s music delighted audiences young and old.”
— Levitt At The Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Turn It Around (Live at Joe's Pub, April 10, 2018)
Watch an EPK video about the recording process of Soft Spot Of My Heart in Portugal and NYC and preview music from the record:
Upcoming Concerts And Events
Gibney Dance: A Benefit Uplifting Stories of Hope and Resilience
Celebrate Hope is Gibney Dance’s one-night-only benefit performance. Taking place during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the evening highlights Gibney’s decades-long commitment to transforming lives through movement. Join us as we work toward a more hopeful and violence-free future—together. The evening features dinner, drinks, and special performances by vocalist Eleanor Dubinsky, Sanctuary for Families’ Survivor Leaders, Gibney Dance Company, and Amanda Castro. In addition, guests will gain an inside look at Gibney’s in-school Hands are for Holding program, which uses dance to spark dialogue around bullying, social isolation, boundaries, and consent—and the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Welcome Dinner 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Celebrate Hope Program 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Dessert Click link for tickets.
Birdland (Special Guest with Cocomama)
Special guest with Cocomama, an all-female salsa band with influences from around the globe: ! "Take an incredible musical journey with Cocomama, an all-female band appropriately named for the Incan goddess of health and happiness. Brimming with originality, authenticity and swing, this diverse group of virtuosic musicians dazzle…” - Vicki Sola, Latin Beat Magazine. Tickets $30, available at the link below.