Vocalist Denise Kidder is known for her gorgeous tone, intelligent, soulful lyrics and musical sophistication. She has been described as a having a great ear and a clear, horn-like sound. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she studied classical piano as a child for several years under the tutelage of her piano teacher mother and New York pianist Vladimir Pleshakov. She brings a high level of musicianship to her performances.
Her jazz training includes study at the California Jazz Conservatory, private study with master vocal teacher Jane Sharp, and study/performance with Molly Holm and the Impermanent Ensemble, an a capella jazz vocal group, and coursework with Roger Letson at Contra Costa College and in Paris.