Soulful, playful and sassy contemporary jazz that is fresh lyrically , original musically, sultry and sexy vocally...
Barbara skillfully takes the listener to places they have never been with traditional standards , interpreting the lyrics and their intent in a fresh, original style.
There's warmth and sunshine in every performance Barbara Steel gives us. When she sings Bye Bye Blackbird, you know the crow himself is sorry to go! Brian Delp Host, Jazz After Hours WBGO - Newark, NJ
Barbara connects with her audience. She's the real deal, this is jazz. Her interpretations have range: they are poignant and sensitive; they are sassy, sexy and fun. She throws herself out there and in the process draws her audience in. She is enchanting and lovely to watch. She'll take you through a gamut of emotions with her haunting vocal style. When performing with her musical director, Marc Puricelli, you're in for a delightfully fresh musical experience -- they're magic. R. Atwell AMB Jazz Center San Mateo, CA