Born: March 18, 1850 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Jazz pianist and vocalist Anne Farnsworth lives in Los Angeles, where she divides her time between performing, teaching, and journalism. She has toured extensively in the States and abroad.
Anne's columns, essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Windplayer, Billboard Live, Jazz Notes, All About Jazz - Los Angeles and RealTalkLA. She writes a bi-weekly column for Concord Music Group's website. Her original recordings can be heard on the FX series, The Shield.
Anne resides on the music faculty of the University of Southern California and is the author of JAZZ VOCAL TECHNIQUES (JazzMediaPress2007).
An active participant in the Los Angeles club and theater scenes, she has served as musical director for plays and revues and performs regularly with her quartet. Her latest recording, Saturday Morning, is available on Cdbaby.com, Itunes, and www.jazzmediapress.com.
Linda Yohn, Music Director
WEMU, Ypsilanti, MI
Los Angeles singer and pianist Anne Farnsworth's calling cards are standards and modern pop - combining tasteful improvisation with lyrical imagination and a pinch of humor...
La Stampa, Turin, Italy
“Saturday Morning is the kind of release that is best described as ‘timeless’. She can sing and she can play. If you love vocal Jazz you’ll love Saturday Morning.”
Appearing on Clearwater Beach for the first time, Anne Farnsworth is a welcome addition to the Jazz scene. Anne's vocal range and unique stylings are absolutely gorgeous. This review marks the first time Anne has been written about in the area but will by now means be the last.
With a profound knowledge of the history of jazz and the American songbook, Anne interprets standards with witty elegance and genuine sociablility. With her improvisational flair and lyric imagination, she evokes the models of humor and swing, Blossom Dearie and Annie Ross.
In a coy solo on Body and Soul, she recalled Billie Holiday. Scatting impressively on Twisted, she gave this chestnut the offbeat elegance of a Blossom Dearie.
“We have been giving it airplay for some time -- listeners are enjoying the tracks...”
Eric Cohen, Music Director
WAER FM, Syracuse, NY
“I'm very impressed with SATURDAY MORNING. A thoroughly fine disc.”
Rich Tozier, Music Director
Maine Public Radio
LOS ANGELES, CA
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
BM, New England Conservatory MM, University of Southern California
Master classes, clinics and adjutication in Jazz piano and voice.