Shannon Eller - vocalist/composer/dancer/actress

the Shannon Eller sextet
Composed by Shannon Eller

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Anhelo Su Boca is a Spanish love poem written by Pablo Neruda.  I decided it was so sexy that I HAD to put it to music!

the Shannon Eller sextet
Composed and arranged by Shannon Eller

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Shannon Eller: Vocals/Arranger, Sam Blakeslee: Trombone, Chris Coles: Soprano Sax, Clay Colley:Piano Dustin May: Drums, and Aidan Plank: bass

the Shannon Eller sextet
Ben Harper (arr. Shannon Eller)

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Blessed to be a Witness is a song by Ben Harper that I arranged for my sextet.

Shannon Eller: Vocals/Arranger, Sam Blakeslee: Trombone, Clay Colley: Piano, Chris Coles: Soprano Sax, Dustin May: Drums, and Aidan Plank: Bass

The Shannon Eller Sextet
Gigiola Cinquetti (arr. Shannon Eller)

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'Addormentarmi Cosi' is a passionate Italian art song that I chose to arrange for my jazz sextet group.

Shannon Eller: Vocals/Arranger, Sam Blakeslee: Trombone, Chris Coles: Soprano Sax, Clay Colley:Piano Dustin May: Drums, and Aidan Plank: bass

the Shannon Eller sextet
Hymn-Thomas Dorsey (arr. Shannon Eller)

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This is my favorite hymn.  This was performed second to the last song of the night at the Bop Stop.  The theme of the night was "This Crazy Little Thing Called Love" which was an evening of songs from different genres, eras, and languages that all express the different emotions we get from love.  This hymn is not about passionate love, but Agape love (God's unconditional love).  When we feel no love from others or even don't love ourselves, God's love is ALWAYS constant. 

I am grateful for the gifts I was given to glorify our Creator. And I thank Him for a PACKED house that night at the Bop Stop!!  :)

Clay Colley (piano) does a beautiful job playing with his heart on this song.