Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Cornelious, Eve, vocalist, composer, educator; A New Jersey native, Eve spent her adolescent years in the south, where she earned a BA, and a BM [jazz performance] from North Carolina Central University and a BS [bus. mgmt.] from Hampton University [VA]. She was appointed the first jazz vocal instructor at a university in NC [East Carolina University] and is a National Education Hall of Fame inductee. She's a recipient of the NC Jazz Composers Fellowship Award. She's a "BET Jazz Vocal Discovery," and a host of the BET on Jazz "Jazzy Vocals" series and is a featured singer on the mithsonian Jazz Singers radio program. She currently lives in NYC.
She has performed and/or recorded with pianists Ramsey Lewis, Chucho Valdez, Dr. Billy Taylor, Mulgrew Miller and Chip Crawford as well as Jon Hendricks, Norman Connors, Javon Jackson and Roy Hargrove.
Her legacy continues through concerts, workshops and clinics such as "JaZzVoxfest" a vocal festival. She created a scholarship fund for jazz musicians at NCCU. She does a lecture/demo for children called Jazzutainment. She runs the Body and Soul clinic which is transcribed analysis of the standard composition as perfumed by legendary vocalists, which she presented at IAJE, 2002. She teaches at the Shepard Jazz Camp in the summer (ages 11-16).
I Feel Like Some Jazz Today; Faces of Eve