Past Dates

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Passages Bookshop
Book signing & reading - 7 PM
1223 NE MLK
Portland, OR 97232
Price: Free

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

"The Wimmin's Music Program" -KKUP with Laura Rinaldi
Radio Interview - LIVE - 12:30 pm PT
Santa Cruz, CA

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

"Lambda Radio Report" WRFG-FM with Charone Pagett
Radio Interview - LIVE - 3:05 pm PT
Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

"The Leonard Lopate Show" - WNYC
Radio Interview - LIVE - 1:00 pm ET
New York, NY

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

"The Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour" WBZC with Steve Provizer
Radio Interview - LIVE - 6:15 pm ET / 5:15 MT/ 4:15 PT
Boston, M

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

"All Things Considered" NPR with Eric Westervelt
Radio Interview - Time TBA - TBA
New York, NY

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

First Tuesday Jazz Festival (honoring Sheila Jordan)
Metropolitan Room - TBA
34 West 22nd
New York, NY
Price: TBA

Sheila and Ellen will be together signing books at the performance!

Monday, November 10th, 2014

"Prime Time Live" AARP with Mike Cuthbert
Radio Interview - TBA
Radio Foundation Studio
New York, NY

Friday, November 7th, 2014

"John's Place" - KAOS with John Ford
Radio Interview - LIVE
Evergreen, WA

Friday, November 7th, 2014

"Viewpoints" with Pat Reuter
Radio Interview - TBA

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

"Ideasphere" KCBX with Guy Rathbun on San Luis Obispo NPR
Radio Interview - TBA
San Luis Obispo, CA

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

"New Folks Revival" WGDR
Radio Interview - TBA
Plainfield, Vermont

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Radio Interview - Midnight to 5 AM
Boston, MA

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Friday, October 17th, 2014
"Conversations With Music" hosted by Cyrus Webb - 6:30 pm ET /5:30 CT/ 3:30 PT
Price: Free

Interview with both Sheila Jordan and Ellen Johnson discussing the recent biography, Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan.

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

California Jazz Conservatory - 8:00 pm
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $15 general/$12 seniors & students

Featuring Jason Martineau (piano), Peter Barshay (bass), and Bryan Bowman (drums)

Please note that the Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan will be available at the event for Ellen to sign!

Celebrating the release of her highly anticipated book, Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan, Ellen Johnson performs in dedication to her musical mentors. During the evening she will also sing selections from her soon to be released CD, Form & formless along with free improvisations that are the centerpiece of the project. As George Harris wrote in All About Jazz, “while other singers are rehashing the great American songbook, Johnson is putting it through the meat grinder and creating a whole new menu.”