Houston Jazz Singer 1
This Houston Jazz Singer is a three time Grammy recognized vocalist based in Houston. She attended the University of Houston where she majored in Vocal Performance and worked professionally in musical theatre and opera for many years before focusing her craft on vocal jazz.
She was mentored by composer, arranger and jazz pianist Paul English who helped her begin her career in jazz in 2004. She then quickly became and continues to be Houston's busiest and most sought after jazz vocalist.
Houston Jazz Singer performances
Past performance venues include Minute Maid Park for the Houston Astros, Robertson Stadium for the Houston Dynamo, Jones Hall for the Progressive Forum's presentation of both Garrison Keillor & Frank Rich, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts' Theater District Open House Presentation for the City of Houston, two appearances on the late night Houston Television Variety show for the arts The After Party with Ernie Manouse and two appearnces with commentator Eric Ladau on KUHF's 88.7 FM (Houston's NPR affiliate).
This Houston Jazz Singer also works as a studio session vocalist in every genre for many professional Houston Recording Studios.
She is currently playing regularly at Vic & Anthony's, Sambuca Jazz Cafe, Solea, The Rainbow Lodge, Kirby's, Hotel Sorella, Bistro Alex & Cezanne. This Houston Jazz Singer has also had steady performance engagements at The Boom Boom Room, Timpano, The Magnolia Hotel, Ouisie's Table, Eddie V's, Tommy's, Louie's, O'Rourke's, The Tasting Room - River Oaks, The Tasting Room - Uptown Park, Downing Street Pub, Hotel Icon, Hotel Zaza & Kirby's.
Houston Jazz Singer influences
Her vocals are influenced by artists of many genres including but not limited to Tony Bennett, Jane Monheit, Michael Buble, Nancy LaMott, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Kurt Elling, Sarah Vaughan, KD Lang, Karen Carpenter, Anne Murry, Nancy Wilson, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight & many others.
This Houston Jazz Singer has five recordings under her belt. She is a voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammy's) and is actively involved in the jazz and recording artist communities.