Born: May 22, 1957
At its best music can heal the sick and sooth the soul, refresh the spirit and embolden the meek. Vocalist Audrey Martin experienced first hand the power of a song to provide hope and emotional sustenance in the darkest of times. With her captivating debut album, Living Room, the Berkeley jazz singer shares a lifetime of wisdom with a highly personal repertoire that gracefully encompasses gems from the American Songbook and treasures from pop and jazz singer/songwriters such as Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln and Blossom Dearie. Living Room is scheduled for a summer release on August 26, 2014....
“Singers like Audrey Martin…are ahead of the pack, lighting the way, and setting the pace…dive in and dig the cool…classy…” —Mark Tucker, acousticmusic.com
“Jazz vocal fans will easily rate this set as essential. Well done.”
“A work of remarkable but unforced intimacy, Living Room introduces a singer who makes you hear familiar songs anew.” —Andrew Gilbert (Andrew Gilbert writes for The San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and other publications.)
—Chris Spector, midwestrecord.com