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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: April 30, 1949    

Mary Pearson -- musically speaking -- sprang fully grown onto the jazz scene in 2000, or so it would seem to the world outside of a 30 New York mile radius. She’s been described as singing “under the radar” but since the release of You And I on the Arkadia Jazz label that description no longer holds true.

Ms. Pearson is the first vocalist signed to the four-time Grammy nominated Arkadia Jazz label. “Mary’s distinctive sound sold me,” says label founder Bob Karcy. “There is character in what she sings and character in how she sings it.” That assessment proves to be a continuingly widespread one. Having won several “Best of 2000” honors, You and I still inspires critical acclaim. For You Alone -- Mary’s highly anticipated duo CD with bass wizard Harvie S -- will be her next release followed closely by a band project which features incomparable tenor man Houston Person....
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Awards

• Bronx Council on the Arts: BRIO Awards, ‘00 & ‘04 • Community Arts Grants (CAG) ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 (artist liaison/Riverbay); CAG ‘98 (artist liaison/Workmen’s Circle Home); CAG ‘07 and ‘08 via own nonprofit organization PeaCanz Productions • ASCAP Special Awards; ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘99, & ‘00 • Meet The Composer grant, ‘95

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”What a gorgeous voice ... luxuriant style, beauty of expression, heartfelt passion and elegance. Her name should become a household word!” Nancy Ann Lee/JazzTimes critic

“Superb storytelling.” Don Heckman / L A Times

“Pearson's rich, cultured voice shines.” Fred Bouchard / Down Beat Magazine

“Top Ten Jazz Album of 2000.” George Kanzler / Newark Star Ledger

“ ... a lush, supple voice ... impressive ...” Joel E. Siegel / JazzTimes Magazine

“She's someone you should really watch.” Dr. Billy Taylor

“A sound and style all her own.” Ira Gitler / jazz author

“A wonderful vocalist.” Rhonda Hamilton / WBGO

“I can't remember the last time I've been so touched.” Doug Moody / KMFB

“A uniquely lyrical jazz singer.” Michael Bourne / WBGO

“Long overdue...

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