Callie Cardamon is a West-Coast songwriter and standards singer whose distinctive interpretations of jazz and pop standards have earned her a global following.
Callie was initially signed as a singer-songwriter to Sony CBS-New York, but due to the vagaries of the music business, her major-label debut was not released. Instead, she started Primavera Records with Eric Rawson (co-writer/arranger/producer) and released “Time and the Weather,” a CD of all-original material, in 1997. The album, featuring the light-hearted Spanish Wine and the mournful Sometimes I Need a Mother, was well-received by the indy community.
After a long recording hiatus, Callie released “Easy Street” (2010), honoring the great writers and singers of the mid-twentieth century (and featuring her sexy original “Love Jazz”). Easy Street received extensive global airplay, with DJs worldwide pronouncing Love Jazz a new standard.
For the next several years, Callie recorded under a different name, releasing three more albums, which have gained her a new following of folk-rock fans.
With Jump for Joy, released in 2020, Callie returns to jazz.
Callie Cardamon lives in Pasadena, California.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it delights my mind, bewitches my body, fortifies my heart, and liberates my spirit in a way no other art form does.