Ellen Kaye: Nightclub Singer/Host/Entrepreneur
Ellen’s singing career took off when she was booked at the original Monkey Bar and played there every Friday and Saturday night for two years. Performances at Carnegie Hall (with the New York Pops) and Town Hall followed, along with other NYC venues – the Angry Squire, Maxim’s, Tatou, Surf Reality and the original LaMama, as well as at the The Bearsville Theater Lounge in Woodstock, The Silo in Connecticut, and Holly Grove Market in New Orleans. Most recently, Kaye has been appearing regularly at noted jazz club The Iridium, and the Metropolitan Room. Ellen was invited to sing “When I Was a Boy,” by Dar Williams, in the United Nations Delegates dining room for the March 2012 luncheon of the Metro New York chapter of UN Women.
Kaye’s recordings are “Ice Wine – songs for Christmas and dark winter nights,”“3AM…the dogs, the milkman & me,”2AM”and a single by Dar Williams “When I Was a Boy.” Ellen performs on radio programs, including those on PRI, WNEW, WNYC and on WVOX/WRTN, where she also hosted The Ellen Kaye Show, and her recordings have been played from coast to coast on syndicated broadcasts.
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A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE – ELLEN KAYE – MOSCOW 57 OWNER AND NIGHTCLUB SINGER – 07/26/14
History, legacy and the fresh NY Music scene weave together with Russian Central Asian fare as Ellen Kaye, daughter of the former owners of the Russian Tea Room, unfolds the story of Moscow 57 on Delancey, her new restaurant with nightly entertainment.