Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Charmaine Clamor is the first Filipina jazz singer to find success on American radio. Her debut album, Searching for the Soul (2005), announced the arrival of an impressive new vocal artist. When Charmaine Clamor's warm, luscious contralto slips into a seductive rhythm or purrs through tender lyrics, there's no doubt that a first-rate jazz talent is present (LOS ANGELES TIMES). Critics and disc jockeys have compared her bedroom eyes voice (ALL ABOUT JAZZ) to legendary vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Cassandra Wilson, all the while recognizing her individual style and sound....
This Filipina jazz singer exhibits a very pure talent. The ability to express much more than just a tune is unique. Clamor sings to times, feelings, and purpose. A superb performance from and multi talented gem! -- EJAZZNEWS
Tearing up the jazz club scene recently has been Charmaine Clamor (pictured here), whose new recording Flippin' Out (FreeHam) is a fluid nod both to her jazz chops and to her Filipino heritage. It's quite a recording, as she moves effortlessly between the ultrasensuous and the ultrarhythmic, between smoke and fire. --DELTA SKY MAGAZINE
Her new album marks further proof that Clamor will be the first great Filipina jazz singer. Flippin' Out is a mold-shattering breakthrough that will be claimed a classic in years to come. -- URBAN NETWORK
“When Charmaine Clamor’s warm, luscious contralto slips into a seductive rhythm or purrs through tender lyrics, there’s no doubt that a first-rate jazz talent is present. Her debut album (Searching for the Soul) announced the arrival of an impressive new vocal artist.” -- LOS ANGELES TIMES
Charmaine Clamor is one of the brightest new stars on the jazz vocalist horizon. She is simply the most gifted, unique performer this listener has encountered in a long time. Not only is her well-trained voice luscious and beautiful in tone and range, but she also knows how to explore the heritages of jazz and her cultural background of the Philippines and marries all this with a sensuous communication that is irresistible. -- AMAZON.COM, TOP 10
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