Arlene Bardelle has been dazzling audiences with her tasteful vocal stylings for the past several years. Chicago is her home base, where she works with some of the finest musicians in town. Arlene was a mainstay at the famed Coq D'or in the Drake hotel for many years with Craig Lanigan.
Arlene's long time accompanist, the renowned jazz pianist Tommy Muellner says, Some singers just scratch the surface of the great American songbook, but Arlene digs deep into its core. She really swings, and accompanying her is a pleasant dream come true!
Arlene has always loved the grand old movies of the 30's and 40's, and has accumulated a vast repertoire of the great American standard songbook as a result. Arlene sites jazz vocal icon Ella Fitzgerald as a major influence on her singing abilities. Some of Arlene's other significant influences include Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Irene Kral. She also sites Judy Garland as one of her early influences.
Chicago Jazz Magazine says Arlene's command and presence in a room makes you hope that the evening never ends. She really swings!