. . . Has been lauded as a distinctive musical
talent in a New Yorker profile
by Whitney Balliett. She has also been
profiled by Billy Taylor and Charles Kurault on the exalted CBS Sunday Morning TV program, The Wall Street Journal, Jazz Improv
Magazine, and by NPR
“Crossover” in two one-hour broadcasts featuring her recordings and
. . .
Named Top 4 Jazz Vocalists of the Year
by IAJE Journal’s Dr. Herb
Wong, following the release of her
critically acclaimed recording with the
62-piece Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, entitled If You Could See Us
Now! which featured the arrangements of Manny
. . .
Named "Best CDs of 2000" - "You're Nearer" by Downbeat Magazine.
. . . Eight CD's as leader, and two as
guests of Benny Carter, The Benny
Carter Songbooks, Volumes I
and II, and Dick Hyman Swing
Is Here. The latter was included
in the film soundtrack Two Weeks
Notice. She has recorded with Gerry Mulligan, Michel Legrand, Michael
Abene,Grady Tate, Claudio Roditi, Frank Wess, and Roger Kellaway.
. . . Concerts
at North Sea Jazz, Sea
Jazz in Helsinki, and
Marca Jazz in Italy. In New
York City, JVC, and Charlie
Parker Festival with Benny Carter.
Performances at The Port
Townsend Jazz Festival,
Norway Floating Jazz Festival,
IAJE, Women In Jazz, Absolute
Grappelli, Henry Mancini Institute Big Band, and The Alec Wilder Festival, NYC,
2003. Guest soloist with the Radio Big Band of Slovenia, and the WDR Radio Big Band of Koln, Germany
in several concerts with composer/arranger Michael Abene.