Ellene MASRI
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Ellene MASRI

Las Vegas, NV | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Las Vegas, NV | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Jazz Soul




"Chris Philips, Head of Music @ www.jazzfm.com (UK)"

"Her mix of cultural influences, roots and travels has inspired a quality, soulful and jazz infused album that has been a firm favourite on Jazz FM (...) A beautiful fusion of soul, jazz, and mediterranean influences." (Album of the Week) -

"Steve Buckley, Former A&R Director @ Motown Record (USA)"

"I was attracted to her music because of the melodies, the arrangements, the musicianship, the lyrics, the song structure….
Those things are very important in any project, especially if it’s going to be commercial. And all of those elements are there in Ellene's project.
And on top of that, I like it, it just strikes me, I’ve played it many many times, put it in my car and played it over and over.” -

"Soultracks.com (USA)"

"Newcomer Ellene Masri is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who is turning a few heads with her folk meets soul sound on her debut album, Music. She caught our ears too, and we're proud to present this new European star-in-the-making with our newest SoulTracks First Listen" -

"Soulafrodisiac (UK)"

"She had me from the first note, no lie. I pressed play on her single ‘’Secret Lover’’ and I was sold. Armed with a melodic and alluring voice, she grabs your attention and refuses to let go. Ellene straddles the line between soul and jazz effortlessly on her debut album entitled Music. The instrumentals are sexy and sweet-sounding throughout the entire set and Ellene’s vocals are simple and inviting." -


(2014) * Ellene Masri "Music" 

(2018) * Steve Nichol of Loose Ends Featuring Ellene Masri "Dangerous Romance"



Ellene Masri was born and raised in the South of France. She now lives between her adoptive country (the United States) and France. 

It is rare when an artist comes on the scene with a unique sound, vision, voice and presence. French-born singer-songwriter Ellene Masri is all of that and more. Her sound combines many international cultural influences , Latin rhythms, with European, Middle Eastern and American melodic sensibilities.One reviewer when faced with a dilemma about her asked: ” Is her voice velvet, satin or silk?"It's all three, with soulful being the common denominator.

Above all, she is not one of these pre­fabricated, producer created artist. She is firmly in control of her sound and direction.

Her self-produced debut album, “Music” shows off her skills as a composer, arranger and musician, playing the guitar, keyboards and programming sounds on the disc.

Her sensuously smooth vocal delivery is the icing on the cake and her mastery of the recording studio is clear in her beautifully layered background vocals which seduced Loose Ends founder, Steve Nichol to the point where he chose Ellene Masri to be the featured artist and write the melody and lyrics to his first single ‘Dangerous Romance’ (March 2018). This is a historic moment as it comes 28 years since a release from the camp. 

With Sir Gant as her musical director, (Anita Baker, Earth Wind & Fire... ) she is one of those artists who has to be seen live to completely appreciate her stunning appeal. Audiences across the globe are in for a wonderful treat when her soon to commence tour hits their town!

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