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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.

Jeanne has brought her singing to clubs, cabarets, concert halls, and music festivals. She has appeared at New York's Blue Note, Elaine's, Sweet Rhythm, the Rainbow Room, the Cat Club, Condon's and many other jazz clubs. She starred in the Irving Berlin tribute at Michael's Pub. She created “Jeanne O'Connor Sings Gershwin” as part of the Rockefeller Center City Celebration. Jeanne was recently a featured vocalist on opening night of “Midsummer Night's Swing” at Lincoln Center, sharing the stage with Nicholas Payton. She also recently did a six-week run at the Guggenheim Museum as part of its “Worldbeat Jazz” series, and appeared as a soloist at the festivities surrounding the World Economic Forum in New York City. In the Capital Region, Jeanne has appeared at the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, Justin’s jazz club in Albany, Upbeat on the Roof at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, and Saratoga’s Circus Café.

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“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

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