Yvette Norwood-Tiger

International jazz vocalist and tour artist.

About Me

Yvette Norwood-Tiger is an international jazz vocalist and recording artist, songwriter, vocal coach, The Recording Academy (GRAMMY) voting member, and founder/director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival Organization. She is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. Her CDs, A'LA ELLA! and whY NoT... Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz, features music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins. Her recently released CD titled LOVE IS, is a compilation of jazz standards and original music. Yvette’s general repertoire included es jazz standards, bebop, and Latin jazz. She performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the Great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Yvette performs jazz songs in six languages including English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Xhosa. Her vocal styling and texture is often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Celia Cruz. She performs internationally and has sat in with jazz orchestra The Cotton Club All Stars at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, NY. She has also sat in with Latin music artist, Tito Puente, Jr., the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, family members of Celine Dion, and band members of Spyro Gyra - Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman. Yvette resides in south Florida where she performs extensively, including performances at the Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the Arts Garage, Boca Black Box, and the Cultural Council of the Arts of Palm Beach County. Yvette has performed sold out/standing room only concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, the Muizenberg Jazz Festival in Cape Town South Africa, as well as at one of the top jazz venues in Berlin, Germany (B-Flat Jazz Club). She has also performed at Palais des Beaux-Arts (Bozar) in Brussels, Belgium in addition to various venues in New Jersey, New York and Florida the United States. Yvette recently performed sold out/standing room only concerts at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, Florida and at Royal Albert Hall (her second concert at Royal Albert Hall in less than nine months) titled “WORLD TOUR OF JAZZ”, which she performs jazz songs written by composers from around the world. Yvette’s recently released CD, A’LA ELLA! is a celebration of the life and works of Ella Fitzgerald and is played on radio stations around the world and was on JazzWeek jazz charts for 6 straight weeks. Yvette has toured North America, Europe and South Africa to celebrate Ella’s wonderful contribution to jazz music. “The swingin’ and groovin' singer’s career is on the fast track. Whether she is backed with a full jazz ensemble or with a piano accompanist, she sets an authentic jazzy mood for true jazz listeners.”- Phil Dorian, Two River Times (Rumson, New Jersey).

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