"Madeline became my Co-Pilot, my Confidant, my Cheerleader & my Guru. She was my Vocal Coach and my LIFE Coach all in one!"
"The Artist2Artist program gave me guidence on all aspects of my jazz singing - artistic, emotional, philosophical, technical - there are no limits!"
In only a few sessions with Madeline, I felt a renewed sense of purpose around my singing career; I feel that through the sessions that I am opening up to my creativity beyond my music. I am finally developing a strategy for my music career after being stuck. I am also getting in touch with my Truths and expressing it in my voice and the songs I choose.
The Artist2Artist program is a real gem, getting to work one one with a wonderful singer, performer and all around wonderful person. If you are feeling stuck, work with Madeline. You won't be stuck for long!
Artist2Artist has been a life line for me. I turned to Madeline because I am releasing my debut CD this year
and I knew I would need advice and support from a professional artist who I could trust to guide me. I was looking for someone who was further down the path and could shine a light on my journey. But what I got was so much more than I could have imagined.
Madeline became my co-pilot, my confidant, my cheerleader and my Guru. She became my life coach and vocal coach all in one. I have never felt so supported, encouraged and understood. I leave every session feeling like there is someone in the world that really believes in me and that has been transformative. On top of the mentoring, Madeline is an amazing vocal coach and she knows how to bring out the best singer you can be. I'm releasing my first album thus year and I couldn't have done it without Madeline's support in our Artist2Artist sessions.
I am so happy I asked Madeline for help in taking my fledgling musical career to another level. I got that and more. Her generosity of spirit and knowledge of both the ART and the BIZ of music helped me make a much deeper connection with my music, catapulting me to a new creative level and a real belief in my own talent! Madeline was completely accessible, knowledgeable, honest and nuturing.
After years of procrastinating and floundering, I am in a brand new place! Working with Madeline was like reading a good book... you're glad it's finished, ....but you wish it wasn't over.
“A consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist at work.” –LA Times
Voted "Rising Star" Female Jazz Vocalist in DownBeat International CRITICS Poll four times, most recently in 2017.
Voted twice as one of the "Top Female Jazz Vocalists" in DownBeat International READERS Poll.
Eastman has been lauded for her original, “hip” take on the music prompting CD Review to write, “She doesn't tinker aimlessly, she reconstructs with purpose. She lays depth charges right from the beginning.” Stereophile Magazine said “She’s hitting from beginning to end, sizzling and snapping with electricity, sliding across bar lines, scatting choruses, slowing to a whisper, bending melody line to her will. She is IN CHARGE.”
She has produced and recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs featuring such luminaries as Tony Williams, Cedar Walton, Phil Woods, and Kenny Barron. Barron also joined Madeline on an upcoming album they recorded in Amsterdam with the famed 50-piece Metropole Orchestra.
She splits her time between touring and teaching.
Former Artistic Director,
Jazz Camp West
Stanford Jazz Institute's Vocal Department
Inducted into Hall Of Fame, California Jazz Alliance (2016)
Artist in Residence @ the Jazzschool
Founder, The VoiceShop Retreats
Sole Vocal Teacher thru 2008, The Brubeck Jazz Colony
Sole Vocal Clinician thru 2009, The Monterey Jazz Festivals Traveling Clinicians Program
The JazzSchool: Designed and taught Vocal ProTrack, an 8-week course on becoming a professional jazz singer
Lectured at Stanford Jazz Workshop (Stanford University) "This Ain't Your Papas Press Kit: How to create an Electronic Press Kit"
Publicist for Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland
Co-founded MAD-KAT Records
Co-created/produced, Jazz at Filoli Jazz Series
Designed Stanford Jazz Wkshp's Brochures
Designed 20+ Web Sites
Designer/Author, SHOPTalk, The VoiceShop's Online Digital Rag
Designed hundreds of poster/flyer/mailing pieces for her gigs. VIEW SAMPLES HERE
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