Elaine's recording career began in the early 60's when she recorded various albums for one of her early champions, producer Denis Preston of Lansdowne Records.
Elaine's musical path has taken her in many directions. She has made numerous radio and television broadcasts and concerts singing with small groups, big bands and symphony orchestras around the world, starring with Michel Legrand, Stephane Grappelli, Andy Williams, Benny Carter and Herb Ellis to mention but a few. Equally at home in a concert hall, night club or theatre, Elaine thrives on communicating with her audience. In 2006, Elaine was nominated for the Radio 2 'Artist of the Year' in the BBC Jazz Awards.
A great deal of Elaine's working year these days is spent touring the world, quite often working aboard some of the world's top luxury cruise ships. She believes these ships have become the new vaudeville. One of the high points of Elaine's working year is her annual engagement at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. Having worked there once a year for the past sixteen years, Elaine still finds it one of the most challenging and stimulating of all the venues to work.