*Living Legend of Jazz Awardee 2016
*OC Jazz Legend Recognition 2020, OC Musicians Union Local 7
*California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Inductee 2021
Extraordinary Jazz Entertainer
“...a rich tone enhanced by a range that can soar..."
Dee Dee McNeil Jazz Journalist
"She sings with unmistakable authority, secure in her abilities and confident in her expressiveness. ... "
Liner notes by Kirk Silsbee LA Times, LA magazine, Downbeat, MOJO
"Elena Gilliam deserves to be much better known. On Then Another Turns, she has made her definitive statement...."
Scott Yanow, Jazz Historian/Journalist