Rebecca Faiola is a trained vocalist with an interest in all genres of music!
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it's been a part of my life since the very beginning of my musical history growing up in Dallas Texas.
I was first exposed to jazz by my grandparents and big band jazz with large orchestras coming to town. I studied voice and clarinet and had to choose between the
two. I chose clarinet and attend the University of North Texas playing clarinet on a scholarship. It's there I started singing in bands and sitting in with jazz bands in
Dallas on clarinet. I was the only blonde and blue broad showing up at Becky's Supper Club asking to sit in with the African American musicians. They loved me and
welcomed me in. I blew a mean clarinet yet I was pulled to fronting bands on vocals and JAZZ! I met Carol Sloane when I lived in North Carolina and was greatly
impacted by her vocal prowess! To this day I still sing "Frasier" and "An Older Man Is Like An Elegant Wine" performed by Carol. The best show I ever attended was a
small concert in North Carolina by Carol Sloane.
The first jazz record I bought was Carol Sloane's "Carol Sings" album.
My advice to new listeners is to understand that I want to tell a story. It's not about vocal gymnastics for me it's about the lyric "the story". Every song has a story to
tell. Listen and really get it! If I had to describe myself it would be Lucille Ball meets Bridget Everett meets Adele with a sprinklin' of Della Reese! That's me in a
nutshell...funny, goofy, sexy, sultry and sassy!