Jazz, Soul, R&B SINGER TRACYE EILEEN
“A tight sound that will please fans of smooth jazz and sophisticated soul.”
Though her popular residency at the world renown Buddy Guy’s Legends Jazz and Blues Club is currently on hold, there’s no stopping adventurous Chicago-based R&B/jazz singer Tracye Eileen from taking her expanding career to the next level with her prophetically titled new EP, IT’S TIME. On first listen, the collection comes across as a set of intimate, easy grooving, soul-jazz tunes. Dig deeper and you’ll discover an uplifting testament to a woman rising from heartbreak to pursue her own dreams. While seducing us with both intimacy and raw emotion, Tracye balances her R&B/Jazz foundations with two renditions of her previously released, autobiographical song “Why Did I Say Yes?” – the original Brazilian light funk version and an expansive rollicking house mix that fuses dance, jazz and her dynamic passion for scat. Taking direction from Emmy Award winner Ali LeRoi (“The Chris Rock Show,” “Everybody Hates Chris”), in the making of her official music video for her hit single "Somehow Someway" the Chicago native’s time seemed to finally have come.
“A loosely recorded groove, fine instrumentation and a production that discreetly mixes soul, jazz, & pop.”
— Sonic Soul Reviews