“Music is my life. My voice is my soul. It’s all and
everything I am.”
Vocalist, educator, and jazz messenger Barbara Blair counts
herself among the fortunate few who spend their life
following their passion. With a deep, rich voice, Barbara’s
interpretive approach comes from the giants and innovators
of mainstream jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis
Armstrong and Carmen McRae.
Following a career in the classical music scene, Barbara
returned to her first love • jazz • studying with luminaries
Kurt Elling, Ellis Marsalis, Sheila Jordan, Paul Horn, Nancy
King and Jay Clayton. Nearly two decades of performing and
touring add polish and depth to her performances.
Barbara’s education program The School of Cool • An
Introduction to Jazz has played to more than 30,000 students
in primary and secondary schools