Equally at home in the jazz and classical idioms, crossover vocalist, recording artist and author, Erica Papillion-Posey is not to be missed on any stage.
Just off her 2016 break-out role as Clara (Summertime) in the award winning, Aurora Fox Theatre production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Ms. Papillion-Posey has recently released her sophomore recording, From the DEEP — June 2017. The Louisiana native’s 2015 debut recording, The Standard Reimagined, when jazz… a nostalgic, torch tribute to the era of the elegant, timeless jazz siren, was co- produced by bassist and educator, Ken Walker and accepted for 2016 Grammy nomination. “Erica Papillion-Posey is best known as a very talented opera singer. However...on “The Standard Reimagined” she is also quite the skilled jazz vocalist. ...she does not sound like an opera singer taking the day off. While the power and perfect control of her voice is not surprising, since those are essential qualities for an opera singer, her subtlety, understanding of the lyrics and natural swing mark her THE fine jazz performer. ...she caresses the themes while infusing the songs with melodic improvising and appealing personality... with “The Standard Reimagined” the evidence...”— Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/ historian and author of 11 books including: The Jazz Singer, Jazz on Film and Jazz on Record 1917-76