Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Gail Pettis is a remarkably original song stylist who does not bring to mind Billie or Ella or Sarah or any other vocalist, past or present. In jazz, she found an ideal outlet for expressing herself as an individual. “It feels like I’ve been looking for this all my life,” she explains. “Jazz invites you to be yourself, and that really appeals to me. You’re not required to sound like anyone else nor do you ever have to sing a song the same way twice. Jazz only asks that you live in the moment. That is tremendously freeing.”
Gail was born in Henderson, Kentucky, on May 30, 1958 and grew up in Gary, Indiana...
...deliciously soulful... Cadence Magazine
...a great collection of songs with a range of emotions, good stories, honest delivery... Jim Wilke, Public Radio International