Our Team Is Our Heart and Soul
These three dynamic performers are at the top of their game...and are good friends. Proof positive that there is always room for more talent in the room. It is the collective belief of Marcy, Ellen and Kristin that there is no need for competition among colleagues, but instead that they can inspire one another. The MKEVJ team wants to empower young artists to work on their own personal goals while also bringing a good attitude to any group environment they may be involved in. Giving people the tools to learn and appreciate the style of Jazz singing will not only create the musicians of the future, but the audiences as well. Please reach out to any member of our team with questions or to find your own unique voice!
A classically trained vocalist, pianist and contemporary voice specialist with jazz, soul and gospel influences, Marcya Daneille is a cross genre singer who can swing her way through a jazz Standard, groove on a classic soul tune or reach for the heavens with her own special brand of gospel jazz. Marcya began singing professionally when she was 15, and has never stopped. For more information, visit her website.
Ellen Winters Reynolds
Award winning vocalist, Ellen Winters Reynolds, has been performing professionally for over 25 years. She has been Adjunct Faculty at Columbia College Chicago since 2007 and continues to keep a full performance calendar for her Jazz and Cabaret performances. For more information, visit her website.
Dr Kristin Sponcia
Dr. Kristin Sponcia, a native of Milwaukee, WI, earned the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance (Voice) from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2018. Additionally, she is an active pianist, arranger, composer and educator and specializes in unique interpretations of jazz standards and contemporary favorites. For more information, visit her website.