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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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Ja Ron Eames is a very warm singer and personality. I recall reviewing this record at the time of its first pressing in 1996 when I operated a jazz site of my own. Accom…
Although new to my ears, the wonderful voice of Loretta Holloway is known to the followers of the Las Vegas jazz scene. Born in Belton, South Carolina, Loretta has performe…
The Jazz Review is always on the look-out for young new talent to inform its members about. Well we have found one of the best new female jazz vocalists around. We found Lo…
Vocalist, Cookie Coleman delivers a real gem with One Night in Paradise. This recording has it all. Great arrangements from Adi Yeshaya, a first rate band, fine sound, and …
This long awaited CD from this fine vocalist is finally available. When listening to Grace, you know immediately that she means business. Her voice is like an instrument th…
If you are unfamiliar with Allan Harris as I was, get a hold of this CD and introduce yourself to a wonderful jazz singer and a jewel of an album. An album that beautifu…
Last month a jazz fan wrote to us inquiring on where to purchase a CD by an jazz vocalist she had heard perform, "Sandra Booker". We had never heard of Sandra, however from…
This disc is a good representation of balance of jazz, blues, ballads and snappy standards. There’s no lack of interpretation here and it never gets stale. The determine…
When it starts, you hear synthesizers and plaintive guitar - the start of a typical "smooth" album. Then the theme closes with a catchy three-note pattern and the guitar ge…
29.01.2011

Jacintha

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Ten years ago, the number of female jazz vocalists that fans were familiar with were relegated to a few fading legends and at-the-time unproved talents still searching for their own individual style, such as Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson. Today, listeners can choose from a wide spectrum of singers, from Wilson and Reeves; to the popular stylings of Diana Krall and Jane Monheit; to the eclectic work of Patricia Barber, Jay Clayton, or Grazyna Aguszyk.

Somewhere in the mix stands Jacintha …

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