Kaylé Brecher

Kaylé Brecher

Instrument: Voice / vocals | Location: Philadelphia

She sees her vocals in a complete context—sees them better than almost all vocalists, past and present.
—Harvey Pekar

Updated: November 24, 2021

Unique jazz vocalist, composer, and arranger, Kaylé Brecher (Kay-La BrecKer) is a singer who is at once completely distinctive and an amalgamation of her great musical influences. Showcase Magazine described her sound as “a supple voice that suggests the pairing of Sheila Jordan and Sarah Vaughan.” One could accurately add Morgana King and Ella Fitzgerald to that description. Hers is a versatile and flexible instrument with wide range, which can move from silky, smooth and subtle to bold and bluesy; refined to brash and raw. Her instrumental and compositional approach to singing leads to explorations of the mood, texture and style in each individual tune, which results in exciting variety. Imaginative, versatile and eclectic, she has performed in settings ranging from traditional jazz through bop, free jazz and experimental music.

Kaylé is a native New Yorker who began her career as a very young teen, singing blues and standards in the clubs of Greenwich Village. She has opened for Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Doc Severinsen, and has shared the stage with Mel Lewis, Lee Konitz, Red Rodney and others.

Her varied and active career has included concerts, festivals, live radio performances, a TV documentary soundtrack, clubs and other fine venues, studio production work and seven acclaimed recordings. 'Kayleidoscope', Kaylé's eighth CD was released in January 2020 and 'Bredux: collected edges' is her ninth recording, released in early June 2021.

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”This is one unique artist who brings more meaning to her music than most. Style is her middle name - she is here to stay long after just listening” -H. Allen Williams - JazzTimes”

“Brecher's skills are many and varied, but her greatest stregnth may be her ability to balance the offbeat with the accessible.” -Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“A serious jazz triple threat with mad creative skills and the ability to take her creative energy anywhere she wants to go. The real deal. -Brent Black, Critical Jazz

“Aptly titled, 'This is Life', offers the listener a deeper journey, but don't expect the cutely packaged standards album that is most associated with vocal jazz

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals



Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Conservatory of Musical Arts, Audubon, NJ 215-850-4162 accepting intermediate through advanced, beginners by audition only Online teaching available as well

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