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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 23, 1961

Anita Wardell's singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion.

Singer Norma Winstone praised her “unexpected vulnerability, which makes her reading of the ballads both beautiful and touching. Her honesty shines in this well-chosen collection of songs.”

Bebop pioneer, Mark Murphy, proclaimed Anita, “a gift from Australia”, adding “What hits me, is how expressive her ballad singing is. Then she has the courage to scat a ballad or two, not unlike a young lady disciple of the Ben Webster school.”...
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Featured recording “The Road”

The Road

Symbol Records
2013
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    Kinda Blue

    Specific Jazz
    2008
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    Noted

    Specific Jazz
    2006
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    Until the Stars Fade

    Symbol Records
    2002
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    Specific Jazz
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