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An Elvanelle Debut

Kim Hawkey & The Elvanelle Orchestra
Saturday, November 17th at 7:30pm
Walton Theatre, Walton NY (Western Catskills)
All Ages. $15 / $13 Seniors / $32 Families
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Music on the Delaware and Elvanelle Music present the debut of the The Elvanelle Orchestra – a 9-piece show band in the Broadway, Vaudeville, and Jazz traditions.  The concert takes place at 7:30 at the Walton Theatre with an open jam session at 6:30 in the theatre “parlor.”  With members from across the Hudson Valley, Catskills and NYC, Founder/Director Kimberly Hawkey and her band revive Catskill legends through folk music, jazz, comedy, rock and American song.  The program will cover over a century of music from the Grand Hotel era to the post-Woodstock years, including music by regional composers.  Kimberly’s genre-defying vocals meet a shapeshifting band complete with driving rhythm section, dynamic horns, and even traditional folk instruments. 

Kimberly Hawkey has received several vocal awards including Gold Medal & Johnny Mercer Award for her multi-genre performances at the American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah, GA and the Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Award, Westchester County.  She released a jazz vocal album in 2017 titled “Elvanelle & the Escape Act.

Come join us for an evening of story, sound and song.


Coming to you from school! (7/11/16)

ARCHIVE 7/11/16

Hi everyone!

I am on lunch break at SUNY Purchase right now. I am delighted to spend the next two weeks coaching a Creative Vocal Lab precollege course for middle and high school students. These kids rock! 3 hours in and they have already improvised their own 4-part arrangements of pop songs (Don't worry, I'll get them into the old stuff very soon). It's very inspiring. What a beautiful, bright light in the midst of our current challenges. 

I want to let you know that the project is 80% funded! Woohoo! Thank you for believing in this album. I KNOW we will make the goal in the next 5 days. It simply has to happen, because your support is confirming my faith in this project more and more every day. I am  so inspired to continue working on my material for the upcoming recording, which will happen in Woodstock in a little over a month. Please continue to share and nudge! Additional support is still needed for this album to come to fruition.

Love and Music always,


PS - If you are in Brooklyn this Wednesday, come out to a free Swingaroos show at Radegast Hall and Biergarten. 9pm-12am!  

Courtesy of Florida Studio Theatre

Courtesy of Florida Studio Theatre

Happy American Song Day! (7/4/16)

ARCHIVE 7/4/16

Happy 4th of July everyone! 

I decided it should also be the unofficial day of AMERICAN SONG. It's a very special day in which I get to tell all my backers that we are 62% funded! There is $3,210 left to raise in 12 days, which will all go toward tracking at Dreamland Studios, mixing/mastering, musicians, CD printing and video documentation. 

To go along with the good news.... I am NEARLY completely unpacked in my new home in Washington Heights. :phew: 

That was a crazy few days and I can't help but feel like I've lost a few days in promoting this campaign. However, I have the overwhelming support of the first half of my backers (YOU), which is giving me fuel to push ahead with vigor for the next 12 days. 

If you are still looking for ways to help, you can share this link with friends. Word-of-mouth is the best!

Here is the short URL for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -

Keep an eye out for some song videos I plan to post now that I'm settled! Thank you all again!

xoxo Kimberly

Riverside Drive Sunset

Riverside Drive Sunset