Rene Marie

Rene Marie

Rene Marie comes from Warrington, Va., the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her voice is as beautiful as the countryside she calls home. In the music business she is a late bloomer, not signing her first record contract until she was 42, after she was...
Johnaye Kendrick

Johnaye Kendrick

Johnaye Kendrick, a 20’s some vocalist from Seattle has released her first CD of 12 original songs called Here. While Kendrick is not a household name among jazz vocalists she is clearly on her way. She has big-time credentials having graduated from the...
Allison Miller

Allison Miller

Drummer Allison Miller performed at the City of Angels Festival in LA in September 2014 and put on a performance that reminded the audience that there is more than one outstanding female jazz drummer. Mostly unknown to casual jazz fans, she is often overshadowed by...
Vi Redd

Vi Redd

When you talk about the early women pioneers of jazz no list is complete without alto sax player, Vi Redd. Redd was born in Los Angeles in the late 20’s to a famous father, Alton Redd, who was a major player in the Central Avenue¬†jazz scene¬†in L.A. She was also...
Lindsey Hundley

Lindsey Hundley

Lindsey Hundley is best known as a regular in California jazz clubs. She is a versatile and talented pianist and composer who moves easily from straight-ahead jazz to smooth jazz to Latin music. She has played with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Herbie Hancock and...
Brittany Howard

Brittany Howard

Ever since Etta James died Blues fans have been looking for the next great Blues singer to come along. She has arrived, Brittany Howard, from the group Alabama Shake. They are called a rock group but a better description is probably a country/blues group. Whatever you...