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A singer’s singer, a musician’s songstress, and a listeners delight. The
result is pleasure to the soul and an adventure in music that has not been
heard for years. Throughout her career, such words as “Magical, Powerful,
Wonderful, and Emotional” are used to describe this lady of song.
She has claimed and taken the flavor of her roots as a native New Yorker to
project high drama and emotion theatrical vignettes into her style of singing.
She has style, attitude, and a direct connection to the lyrics of the songs she
sings. A mature and solid vice is heard from this lady from several New
She has appeared at the Blue Note, The Village Gate, Dangerfield’s, The
Cotton Club, Birdland and New York’s Sadri’s. Other audiences have
included large corporate sponsors such as Citicorp, J.P. Morgan Chase,
and many universities, various museums across the country including an
appearance at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Her accomplishments extend to radio, television, film, and theatre. She
has left her impressions and is now being called again to international
settings from France to Japan. The voice is being heard around the world.
She is known by giants in the jazz world such as Max Roach, Larry Ridley,
Etta Jones, Dakota Stanton, Richard Weyands, Harold Maybern, Pharaoh
Saunders, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Joe Locke, Della Griffin, Frank Owens,
Houston Pearson, Art Blakely Jr., Sting, and Bradford Marsalis.
Winner of the 1999 Dakota Stanton Award for most promising Jazz
vocalist, The American Review of Jazz and Blues has said she “…..sings
with a Diva’s sense of high drama” and New York Perspectives says she
“…….packs emotional theatrical vignettes into her stylized jazz singing.”