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Paulette Dozier

Paulette Dozier is a versatile Jazz Singer with a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor's in English from Florida International University. She is also an accomplished Stage Actress in musical and children's theater, a Commercial and Photography Model, and Voiceover Performer. Paulette Dozier is an all in one professional polished package. She can do it all and she has a track record on three continents to prove it!

Born in North Florida, Paulette Dozier began her exploration of the performing arts while living in Brooklyn, New York. Her first encounter with the theater was during high school where she appeared in the play "You Can't Take it With You". Other extracurricular activities for her at that time included music, and the alto sax was her chosen instrument.

Quite an adept musician, performing jazz to boot, Paulette was not intimidated by her male counterparts who dominated the jazz sector. As an outgoing young lady, she found it easy to perform without reservation amongst her colleagues. But even though she was a skilled musician, Dozier decided to relinquish her activities as a saxophonist upon entering college.

While attending Brooklyn College, where she initiated her studies in Theater, Paulette continued to polish her many skills by studying dance, acting and vocal performance with various private coaches and teachers such as Broadway choreographer Frank Hachett; all while juggling her college commitments, pursuing a career as a 7th Avenue showroom model and modeling instructor at the famous Barbizon School of Modeling.

From the “Big Apple,” Paulette ventured out to the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, as a dancer in a nightclub revue. After a successful run touring Venezuela, she performed in other areas of South America before returning to Caracas where she settled into a thriving career as a recording artist. She was launched throughout South America in four record productions, which included LPs with Venezuelan composers Vytas Brenner (I BELONG/Polydor de Venezuela) and Jorge Aguilar (AGUILAR/Love Records and SIEMPRE JUNTOS/Rodven Discos), whose modern folkloric style and contemporary jazz/rock sound, respectively, were strongly influenced by Paulette’s singing style.

In addition to her singing career, she eventually ventured into entrepreneurship and opened a modeling and talent school, which she closed upon leaving South America for good.

After spending several years in Venezuela, Paulette moved to Italy where she toured as lead vocalist with a group led by Mike Ogeltree a former member of the group Simple Minds. The band performed throughout northern Italy playing the preferred club sound of the time, house music. As an added attraction of the group’s presentation, Paulette was pushed to resurrect her skills as a saxophonist to "toot her own horn" on stage, which she did only for the run of their Italian tour.

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Album Review

Paulette Dozier: In Walked You

Read "In Walked You" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A successful voiceover performer, model, and professional actress, with a commanding presence onstage, Paulette Dozier is also an exciting vocalist with a sultry appeal. In Walked You, her third full-length solo disc, reveals the tender side of the singer in a wonderfully charming album that combines standards from Great American Songbook with pop classic and original tunes from the vocalist and longtime collaborator and friend, pianist Mike Levine.Dozier's smooth and sensual delivery seems to be a defining characteristic, ...

Live Review

Paulette Dozier: 2009 Cornbread Tour

Read "Paulette Dozier: 2009 Cornbread Tour" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Paulette Dozier: Cornbread TourGreenville, South Carolina to New York, New YorkJune 25-July 4, 2009

Miami-based jazz vocalist, actress and voice-over professional Paulette Dozier recently completed a whirlwind Eastern coast tour centering on small and intimate venues where audiences could be no more than a hundred people, lending to what the performing artist describes as a more “up close and personal" experience with her music. The intimate circumstances led her to choose the title Cornbread Tour, a theme ...

Album Review

Paulette Dozier: Over & Over Again

Read "Over & Over Again" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Right out of the gate the listener will know that singer Paulette Dozier is an entertainer. The fact can readily be heard in her perfectly balanced alto, a voice crisp and confident, a voice that serves her well. The second thing the listener will note is Dozier employs a crack band and arranger in pianist Mike Levine, who proves no rear in his mixing of pop and jazz.

Over & Over Again is Dozier's second self-produced recording, her ...

Album Review

Paulette Dozier: With You

Read "With You" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Vocalist Paulette Dozier's presentation is impeccable. The CD cover and booklet photography reveal a well-turned-out lady: stylishly dressed, tastefully glamorous, perfectly coiffed, a picture of sophistication. Those images are truth in advertising with Dozier's music, and it just seems fitting that a woman who looks that way puts out such a polished and sophisticated musical effort on With You.The disc opens with the standard “Only You," starting out with a drum shuffle behind a bouncing bass line. Dozier ...

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Paulette Dozier Sings On WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat, 2/15/13

Paulette Dozier Sings On WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat, 2/15/13

Source: Ed Bell

Please join our audience for another great musical performance on WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat, Friday, February 15th, 2013 Featuring PAULETTE DOZIER This renowned Jazz vocalist and stage actor has received acclaim for her recordings and live performances from New York to Italy and South Florida. She has received rave reviews of her stage presentations of Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill” which will re-open at The Byron Carlyle Theatre 500 71st Street, Miami, March 8th though ...

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Kindred Spirits: The Common Experiences Of Billie, Beyonce And The Class Of 2012

Kindred Spirits: The Common Experiences Of Billie, Beyonce And The Class Of 2012

Source: Paulette Dozier

Stirrings of present pop stars can be found in the lives of their musical ancestors as a new run of the Paulette Dozier-fronted live show “Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill” explores the life and times of Billie Holiday, one of music's toughest girls. It's often said that history repeats itself, but the music world today is in the hands of a more diverse group of incredible female vocalists than ever before. There are the brash and soulful ...



Tough Showbiz Lessons from Billie to Beyoncé

Tough Showbiz Lessons from Billie to Beyoncé

Source: Paulette Dozier

In an age where pop stars and divas face unrelenting scrutiny, a look back to one of our strongest, most independent female singers is due. While performing an old vaudeville song throughout her career, a typically protective Billie Holiday would sing, “ I'm going to do just as I want to anyway / And don't care just what people say / T'ain't nobody's business if I do." It's the message of an independent woman, which Holiday proudly stood as until ...



Paulette Dozier is Blazing the Theater Trail Wide Open

Paulette Dozier is Blazing the Theater Trail Wide Open

Source: All About Jazz

Vocalist Paulette Dozier is not only the star of the upcoming play Respect, a Musical Journey of Women, but she also has just released her debut release With You. Dozier has been garnering praise endlessly from jazz critics across the U.S. and internationally. Her sultry and seductive alto voice flawlessly glides across such classics as; “Only You," “Fever," “Nature Boy," “Just in Time," “Alfie," “I'm In Love," and “Walk on By." With You also introduces Dozier as an accomplished songwriter ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

In Walked You

D Enterprises Inc.


Over & Over Again

Self Produced


With You

Self Produced



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