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The Pulse of Entertainment: Jazz Vocalist Tracye Eileen Offers ‘It's Time,' a Sweet Five-Song EP

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(May 29, 2020) - "It's a five song EP that I started working on immediately after my last project," R&B/Jazz singer Tracye Eileen said about the June 12, 2020 release of "Somehow Someway" and its lead single out now titled "It's Time."

Tracye lovingly talked about her band, which has a residency at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago and has performed with Tracye as opening act for Babyface, The Stylistics, Mary Wilson, Chante Moore and After 7. Members of the band featured on the EP include Terry Barker on drums; Simeon Baker on bass, Donald Hayes on sax and flute, Perkins on sax, and Tom Viatsas on keyboardist. The project is produced Kendall Duffie and co-written by Duffie and Tracye.

"My band is an amazing group of musicians in Chicago," Eileen said. "We've been together for eight years. It's our second project. It's my first time working together...with Kendall. He might write the hook or verse and I'll do it around that. He ultimately turns it into what I wanted to say. It's cool how that comes together."

Tracye Eileen started singing since the 3rd grade. She said she got diverted but in 2012 decided she wanted to pursue her passion and released her debut Jazz album "Love's Journey." In 2018 she released "Why Did I Say Yes" and the titled single was a hit. The single is included twice on her current project "It's Time" - the original and a mixed "house" version.

"I love singing and writing about love," she said.

My favorite cuts on the five song EP include #3 "Sweeter With Time" because it's a sweet selection and has nice vocal harmony and #4 "Why Did I Say Yes" because the musicians and Tracye seem to come alive as if they connected with the lyrics, and Hayes on flute and Eileen's vocals went crazy as only pure Jazz can do. 
www.TracyeEileen.com 

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Timeswww.ThePulseofEntertainment.comEVENT: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles in November, 2020 and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information.
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