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May Palmer

May Palmer, a Jazz singer based in Seattle, is nationally recognized as possessing one of the truly great singing voices of today's music scene!

Legendary vocal coach and L.A. music scene icon Seth Riggs (whose students include Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Natalie Cole) took May Palmer under his wing after hearing her voice on her debut CD. After listening to that CD, Riggs said, "this singer's voice is amazing!"

May Palmer career

Wowing domestic and international audiences for over ten years with her passionate performances, this Seattle Jazz singer has performed for sold-out crowds at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. She has also appeared as a featured performer in the showrooms at the Riviera, Luxor, and Excalibur casinos in Las Vegas. She was brought in as the headline act at The Voice Club in Nagoya, Japan and Blackbeard's Castle in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. May Palmer has also appeared on BET's nationally broadcast program Jazz Discovery and has been the opening act for the likes of Bo Diddley, The Rippingtons, and Spyro Gyra.

May Palmer albums

May Palmer's studio album credits include "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" (Original R&B: 1994), "Setting The Standards" (Jazz/Blues: 1999), and "Hymns To Him" (Traditional Gospel: 2002). With the release of her newest album: A Celebration Of The Motown Era" (Motown/Soul: 2005), she continues to showcase her amazing versatility and style.

In 2004, May Palmer provided memorable performances for appreciative audiences all over the Pacific Northwest. High profile venues for 2004 included The International Festival at Sea Tac, a 13 week engagement at the Italianissimo Jazz Bistro, featured performances at The Vespers Show Room, and a show-stopping performance at The Jazz & Oysters Festival. The ultimate shows of the year were her sold-out performances at the world-famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, The Motown/Soul Christmas Show at the Tulalip Casino, and a televised performance at Seattle Center's New Year's Eve Celebration.

May Palmer continues to be an in-demand singer/entertainer in both the public and private sectors.

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Country United States
City Seattle
State/Province Washington
Performer Type Musical Act

8 responses to “May Palmer”

  1. Sharon Early says:

    The National Pharmaceutical Association was very elated to have May Palmer perform at two events for us during our convention in July at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. From the beginning of our communication to her performance, she was very professional. Her performance entertained the exhibitors and attendees during our President’s corporate exhibit and poster presentation on July 24, 2010.

    May also performed at our Forrest Meyer’s Hospitality suite on July 25, 2010. May represents who she is “The Queen of Ivory Soul”. May’s soulful concert is beyond a doubt outstanding. She is very interactive with the crowd and a pleasure to watch perform. She is very engaging. Everyone just LOVED HER. You will smile, sing and dance along with her because you can’t resist her energetic performance. The students didn’t want her to stop. I received so many comments (compliments) for her to continue singing following her show. May was very accommodating. If you are looking for a talented, mesmerizing performer, I would recommend May Palmer.

    Sincerely, Sharon Early, Pharm.D., President National Pharmaceutical Association

  2. Dan Behune says:

    This letter of recommendation is to certify that May Palmer, The Queen of Ivory Soul performed for our ‘Sunset Jazz on the Patio’ Music Series this summer at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.

    Ms. Palmer did an outstanding job singing and entertaining our patrons in the Brentwood Pub! The response to her singing, energy and music was very well received by all who attended.

    In addition to Ms. Palmer’s vocal abilities, she worked diligently to promote herself in advance of her performance by obtaining a great write up in the May 27th 2010 edition of the ‘Times Colonist’.

    I highly recommend May Palmer, The Queen of Ivory Soul to other venues, etc., looking for a world class talent who knows how to entertain. Please feel free to contact my office should you require any additional information on May Palmer.

    Sincerely, Dan Behune/Managing Director of Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa

  3. Keiron says:

    “May has done a super job in delivering the WOW factor to our guests through her vocal performances on stage.” – Holland America (Keiron Buffrey)

  4. Michael says:

    “Of special note, she created a “Motown” Show that was used for prime-time entertainment on the main stage and it was very well received by our guests” – Holland America (Michael Headla)

  5. Danny says:

    “Not only does she bring exemplary musical talent to the stage, she brings forth a wealth of high energy extravaganza, especially for her recent revue of Motown classics.” – Holland America (Danny Everson)

  6. Constance says:

    “I have to say her performance has got even better with the years.” Constance Lemuria Seychelle

  7. Tutta Bella says:

    “When you hire Ms. Palmer to perform, you not only hire a singer/artist, you gain a business partner.”
    – Tutta Bella Westlake

  8. Darigold says:

    “There is no one else like her. Her passion and soul are expressed in every move she makes. Her performance exemplifies this virtue.” – Darigold

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