She paid little attention to the music of the 1980’s. Instead, she listened to the likes of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart while adding a flavor of Sinatra, Crosby, and even Aretha Franklin. It was the support of music in her family, their ever present love and perfect timing from the Lord above that has given her the strong desire to pursue the genre that she never thought possible, until now…
After living in Nashville, TN for nine years, passing out hundreds of demos, performing live at several of Nashville’s hotspots, Jaimee Paul has finally found her niche … jazz. “I guess I should have realized this several years ago, since I would always list Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, and Etta James as my top female influences,” says Jaimee. “My love for Jazz standards has always been there, I just never really thought that I’d be given the opportunities to explore it.”
Paul is blessed with a glorious voice (indeed, there’s significant
evidence of [Aretha] Franklin'’s raw majesty), one that deserves
to travel under its own powerful steam...
- Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times