Paul Iwancio and Ella's Umbrella

Paul Iwancio and Nita Paul performed as the duo named Ella's Umbrella. The duo is on hiatus as Nita plans to form a new group in the future.

 

Nita Paul is an award-winning jazz singer who is also a composer.  Her voice has been compared to the effervescence of fine champagne as she gently swings through a rainbow of song.  In addition to her own songs, she sings a wide variety of jazz standards, pop, blues, and songs written by songwriters she admires. Heads turn when Nita sings, and you too will fall in love with her voice.  Nita was one of the winners in the Billie Holliday Vocal Competition.

 

Paul Iwancio is the founder and president emeritus of the Baltimore Songwriters Association.  He has won awards from the Great American Songwriting Contest, The Mid Atlantic Songwriting Contest and has been a finalist in many performing songwriter contests.  In 2006 he was chosen to perform at The Kennedy Center as part of the first ever ASCAP Songwriters Showcase held there.  

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Before there was an Ella's Umbrella, Paul produced a wonderful self-titled  CD.  Although it is out of print, you can purchase a download here.

 

Nita also sings jazz with various accompanists.  You can hear some of Nita's jazz recordings here.