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Fresh Voices: Gretje Angell, Deb Bowman, Emma Frank, and Kelley Suttenfield

Read "Fresh Voices: Gretje Angell, Deb  Bowman, Emma Frank, and Kelley Suttenfield" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The first musical instrument was the human voice and there always seems to be emerging jazz singers presenting their spin on the practice. Here are four of the more recent. Gretje Angell In Any Key Grevlinto 2019 Akron, Ohio's Gretje Angell is a third generation jazz musician and she dedicates this, her first album, to her late father, drummer Tommy “The Hat" Voorhees. Her voice shows a relaxed lilt reminiscent of Peggy ...

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Album Review

Kelley Suttenfield: When We Were Young: Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young

Read "When We Were Young: Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Although most jazz vocalists would shy away from an album's worth of rock tunes penned by Neil Young, Kelley Suttenfield tackles the task with aplomb on When We Were Young, providing skillful renditions of eleven cuts ranging from the well-known to a couple of the most obscure of Young's compositions. Suttenfield's low-key, insouciant delivery is a pleasant listen, and with a fine band in support and some smart arrangements, she generally succeeds in bringing her jazz-inflected style to Young's not-so-jazzy ...

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Album Review

Kelley Suttenfield: Among The Stars

Read "Among The Stars" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Voice and nylon-string guitar. That's it. Nothing else to hear on this one, but nothing else is really needed. Vocalist Kelley Suttenfield's first album--Where Is Love (Rhombus Records, 2009)--was a well-crafted, full band affair that reimagined the works of everybody from Wes Montgomery ("West Coast Blues") to Caetano Veloso ("Coraçao Vagabundo") to The Platters ("Twilight Time"). On her sophomore date, she strips away the band, leaving only guitarist Tony Romano in the picture to help her explore ...

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Take Five With Kelley Suttenfield

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Meet Kelley Suttenfield:Kelley Suttenfield is a vocalist in the neo-classic jazz tradition, delivering soulful interpretations of lyrics over a smooth, swinging beat.With a diverse repertoire ranging from Brazilian standards to the Beatles and beyond, Kelley's music is known for creating an evocative mood that clearly resonates with her audience. Kelley performs regularly in New York City and, on occasion, her former stomping grounds in Virginia, as well as overseas in Copenhagen, Denmark.She received a ...


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