Born: December 11, 1956 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Jazz musicians work to find their voices, their sound. The vocalists' work is to find the song, to use timing and phrasing to best reveal the mysterious marriage of melody and lyric. A great jazz vocalist carves something unique and insightful from well-worn tunes.
That's why Cindy McLeod is here to stay. McLeod is a jazz vocalist who is a musician, and like the most assured instrumentalist, her subtle vocal mastery and burnished phrasing wring emotion from every note. Her sultry, rich voice has been compared to the husky mellowness of a valve trombone. With a repertoire ranging from jazz standards to bebop, Cindy delivers a tune with the improvisational spirit that lies at the heart and soul of the best jazz....