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Sounds Like: Esperanza Spaulding, Julie London, Rosemary Clooney, Diana Krall, Michael Bublé
Bio: Based in Austin, TX, Dena Taylor is a jazz vocalist who harkens back to the days of smoke filled clubs and smoky voiced chanteuses. Her sound is solid; without a lot of vocal gymnastics in the Jazz Standards she covers. She inhabits the songs and makes them her own – feeling happiness, anger, joy...See Full Bio
“There are a number of classic lullabies that have been laid down by Taylor; the list includes Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel), You Are My Sunshine, and Brahms’ Lullaby. Other tracks delve deeper into the corpus of sedate, child-focused music; All the Pretty Little Ponies, Make You Feel My Love, and Dormi Dormi Dormi work well in tandem with the more noticeable tracks. We at NeuFutur loved An Irish Lullaby (Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra); there is a complexity to the instrumental arrangements that is provided additional depth when Taylor’s vocals pull double duty as lyrics-bearer and as another melody weaved into the overall fabric of the composition.”