JEANNE O'CONNOR is a jazz vocalist who has delved deep into the heart of the Great American Songbook with swing, subtlety, and deep musicality. She has also brought her clear, expressive alto voice to Brazilian music, pop, and R and B. She has performed as a soloist with jazz combos and big bands throughout the New York City region and beyond. A versatile vocalist, she is also a member of the celebrated String of Pearls female vocal trio, and the soulful and swinging Lanham and O'Connor vocal duo.
“EXQUISITE... With a buttery alto and nimble, graceful phrasing, O’Connor impressively weaves her way through the CD, tacking show tunes, smart pop songs (by Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon) and blues, as well as time-honored jazz standards such as “I Cover the Waterfront.” - Greg Haymes, Albany Times Union
“The other timeless standards from legendary composers such as Richard Rogers, Victor Young, Frank Loesser and Jerome Kern are superbly delivered, with the musical professionalism and grace they deserve... despite her extensive and sophisticated jazz background, her treatment of other simpler musical styles, both in person or on CD, tends to be very natural and personally connected, rather than pandering for casual audience acceptance.” - Albanyjazz.com
Jeanne O'Connor knows all the songs, sings them beautifully - and she really swings. - Michael Bourne, WBGO-FM DJ and host of Singers Unlimited
“Jeanne can belt out the innuendoes in Helen Humes's song ‘Million Dollar Secret’ or the shouting joy in Louis Jordan's ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ and can also sustain a ballad such as Star Dust, without losing the sense or mood of the song. - New York Times
Fabulous. - 7 Days Magazine