Born: October 22
Interview from Smooth Jazz.com
You’ve just released your second CD. “A Song of You,” which, as with your first project, “Summer Samba,” is a rich tapestry of Brazilian and Latin tunes and rhythms. What brought about the focus for you on this enticing genre of music?
When I started taking singing lessons about eight years ago, I was singing a lot of jazz standards; The Great American Songbook. I began to get bored with that style and started asking my music teacher to add Latin rhythms to those songs on his keyboard when I was singing them. That made it a lot more for fun for me. From there the natural course of events was that I got a book of songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and starting learning some of them....
Awards17 Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year - Latin 19 Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Nomination for Jazz Artist of the Year