“Next in our series of interviews with some of Central Ohio’s finest jazz musicians is vocalist Anna Paolucci. Paolucci has been an active force in the local music scene since moving to Columbus in 1987. Currently, her primary outfit is Anna & the Consequences, a trio performing jazzy torch blues since 2009. The trio has a busy schedule upcoming, including a weekly residency at Ethel’s in the Short North every Thursday in April. Keep reading for thoughts from Paolucci on her musical background and forthcoming projects,,,”
"Anna Paolucci takes risks — some that often change her tune. “I never play it safe,” said Paolucci, a vocalist whose resume includes stints in a cappella, alternative-rock and country bands. Since 2009, she has tackled an unfamiliar style: vintage blues."
“Sexy, sultry, swingin’ and fun! Part of the supper party fun of watching Anna & the Consequences is the chemistry of the whole group and how the music ball is tossed from member to member. Anna and the whole group are extremely talented musicians and singers (so it’s not just “The Anna Show"). Dan Sagraves also adds his hipster edge and slap happy fingers to the musical mix. Add Rick Soriano’s varied musical textures and his unique multitasking performance on drums and keyboards at the same time and WOW! Lounge may be a genre known for contrived schtick… but it’s all very natural, organic, and enjoyable musical fun here!”
“These unique talents make for a night of fine live entertainment. And did I mention sexy?!”
“AWESOME. Everybody loved having you and the guys with us at the CMC Spring Membership Reception on May 31. Your music was lovely, appropriate, fun, upbeat and enjoyed. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again!”