Twenty-three year old jazz vocalist Rachael Price has amassed an impressive resume for her age. With the September 2008 release her new recording “The Good Hours, Price mused on the whirlwind ride of the last five years. “It's been amazing” touring the U.S. with my trio, singing with the T.S. Monk Sextet, international jazz festivals in Brazil and Panama, recording three CD's” all while completing a degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory.”
Born in Australia and raised in Nashville, Price admits she “has been singing jazz since a small child.” She recalls “jazz hit an inner chord with me at the age of five. I heard Ella Fitzgerald's rendition of The Lady is a Tramp. I didn't understand the lyrics, but I liked the feeling it gave me.” Her father had an extensive jazz collection, and the young child started singing along with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee, Doris Day and others. “By the time she was nine,” her dad recalls, “she sounded just like the classic vocalists of the 40's…she would spend hours singing while pretending she was in some old black and white musical.”
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“she is clearly a talent with extraordinary potential.” - The Los Angeles Times, Don Heckman
“Price is right for jazz stardom.” - Boston Herald, Bob Young
“Singer Rachael Price, who performed at The Kennedy Center on Thursday night, is young, gifted...it became clear that Price...has the talent to match her enthusiasm.” - The Washington Post , Mike Joyce
“...(Price) created a buzz with her work singing with the T. S. Monk Sextet [at the 2005 Newport Jazz Festival].” - The Boston Globe, Bill Beuttler
“Uncanny scatting ability and her sophisticated phrasing . . . .No unheralded artist has hooked me as quickly as did 20-year-old songstress, Rachael Price” - www.jazzpolice.com
“She has a rich voice