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Kendra Shank

Kendra Shank is “a superbly skilled vocalist” (New York Times) with a “delectable voice” (Time magazine) and “breathtakingly original concept” (Boston Globe). Her inventive phrasing, soulful storytelling, and spontaneous ensemble interplay, make each performance a creative, in- the-moment experience that entrances and inspires audiences. Headlining at festivals, concerts, and clubs across the U.S. and internationally, Shank combines jazz originals, standards, world music, French chansons, folk/pop songs, and open improvisation in an adventurous, genre-bending style that inspired Abbey Lincoln to call her “an original; a singer with a sound.”

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”Kendra Shank's delectable voice—warm-toned, fine-grained, quietly sexy—sets her well apart from the crowd, as does her knack for picking unhackneyed, slightly off-center material. The up-tempo tunes swing hard; the ballads shimmer and shine. Get in on the ground floor: this lady is going up.” -Terry Teachout, TIME magazine

”Kendra Shank has a powerful stage presence and 'a vast amount of emotional range.' Hearing her in person — with the attentively swinging pianist Frank Kimbrough, bassist Dean Johnson and drummer Tony Moreno — the immediacy of her musicianship is powerful.” -Nat Hentoff, WALL STREET JOURNAL

“...she intoxicates with a combination of power and perfume

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