Elizabeth Kennedy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After brief periods of study in Germany and Austria she earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance in Boston at New England Conservatory under Susan Clickner.

Her performance experience ranges from musical theatre to straight theatre, from operetta to opera. Early opera roles included Prince Orlovsky and Adalgisa but she then moved to the soprano repertoire. As Queen of the Night she has toured extensively in Germany and Austria and concert performances have taken her to many European countries as well as Japan.

She has sung with fellow Jewel Tone member, Darlene Schubert, for many years in different capacities. The swing and jazz repertoire is a new facet of this ongoing artistic work.