Primary Instrument: Vocal
Black Entertainment Television's Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2000, following her 1999 independent release, , Turn My Heart which won a Nashville Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Her music has gained international attention from jazz fans and adult contemporary listeners alike.
Connye's dynamic delivery and creamy-rich style have delighted countless audiences - from nightclub and theater performances on and off Broadway - to headline and featured appearances at area jazz festivals and venues;alongside such notables as Steinway artist Beegie Adair, master trumpet player Randy Brecker; saxophonist Kirk Whalum; with Nashville Jazz Orchestra, and her own stellar ensemble of musicians.
Critics consistently call Connye's style warm... captivating...; like French silk pie; rich and delicious. Her fans simply call her the real deal.