vocalist Audrey Silver consistently impresses audiences all over New York City as a warm and sensitive jazz stylist. She has become a familiar face at 55 Bar, The Cutting Room, Bargemusic, Sweet Rhythm, Cleopatra's Needle and Mannahatta. Silver’s six-month run at the The Benjamin Hotel readied her for this year's five-month engagement at Bruno Jamais Restaurant and Club. The steady stream of appearances—including a recent performance at New York’s prestigious JVC Jazz Festival — is a testament to her instantaneous appeal and unique approach to the American songbook.
With delicious articulation and a velveteen delivery, Audrey’s singing conveys the charms of a cozy romance—with an added touch of mischief. Silver's ballads are understated and intelligent. Although she considers Joe Williams, Anita O'Day and Bill Evans among her major influences, Silver has also received inspiration from artists as diverse as pop diva Annie Lennox and Brazilian jazz guitarist/composer Djavan. She has learned the basics of Yoruban chanting, delved into the atonal work of classical composer Arnold Schoenberg while a chorister, and played chamber music while growing up, experiences that have all expanded her hearing and informed her approach to leading a jazz ensemble.
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“I knew from the opening track that Silver was something special. Indeed, if a name ever fit a performer it is Silver’s, for her voice is like pure sterling. Her phrasing is exquisite, her clarity and enunciation on par with the great Jo Stafford and her breath control—a talent so often, and so wrongfully, overlooked—rivals Sinatra’s.”
—Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes.com
Audrey Silver has a voice that’s unforgettable. [Her] voice is deep and rich, and she has a way of really emoting that makes the songs more intimate.... Audrey’s... voice of gold create(s) an album that jazz fans and casual listeners won’t want to miss.
—Andrea Guy, CD Review Blog
“A sincere, multi-talented singer and an intelligent entertainer with class and vibrant originality