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.
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