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Kevyn Lettau

Kevyn Lettau is recognized internationally as a singer with a unique personal style, blending many different popular song elements into the jazz idiom.

Kevyn got her big break when legendary Brazilian pianist and bandleader, Sergio Mendes, discovered her in 1984.  She toured and recorded with Mendes for eight years, developing her own vocal style along the way.  Al Jarreau was also her mentor and friend and Kevyn has toured and performed regularly with him over the years.

Kevyn has worked and recorded with many great musicians including Russell Ferrante (keyboardist of the Yellowjackets), Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Bill Cantos, Yutaka, Jeff Lorber, Peter Sprague and many more.


Article: Extended Analysis

Peter Sprague: Calling Me Home

Read "Peter Sprague: Calling Me Home" reviewed by Robert Bush

Peter SpragueCalling Me HomeSBE Records2010In his varied, 30 year career, guitarist and composer Peter Sprague has always shown an affinity for vocalists. On Calling Me Home, this affinity is expanded to its logical conclusion. The disc features vocals on every tune and draws from a deep talent pool ...


News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Legends Pay Tribute to Sergio Mendes at Anthology

Jazz Legends Pay Tribute to Sergio Mendes at Anthology

By Erick Pettersen On July 26, at 7PM, at Anthology--a jazz club in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood--an ensemble of seven jazz performers, including jazz guitarist Peter Sprague and vocalist Kevyn Lettau, will perform a tribute concert to Sergio Mendes--a Brazilian musician who plays bossa nova, which he crosses with funk and jazz. Mendes influenced modern ...


Bye Bye Blackbird

Label: MCG Jazz
Released: 2005
Track listing: I've Got You Under My Skin; Bye Bye Blackbird; I Fall in Love Too Easily; Love You Madly; It Amazes Me; I Concentrate on You; It's Delovely; Being Green; Let's Fall in Love; Gone With the Wind; Sophisticated Lady.


Article: Album Review

Kevyn Lettau: Bye Bye Blackbird

Read "Bye Bye Blackbird" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

Bye Bye Blackbird is the first all-standards album by singer/songwriter Kevyn Lettau. Born in Germany but immigrating to the United States when she was fourteen, Lettau has an appealing surpassingly clear voice. The eleven performances on the disc were arranged by Dori Caymmi and often feature subtle Brazilian flavors that help give a sprightly feel to ...


Article: Album Review

Kevyn Lettau: Bye Bye Blackbird

Read "Bye Bye Blackbird" reviewed by Jim Santella

With strings and the gentle acoustic guitar of Dori Caymmi, singer Kevyn Lettau interprets favorite songs for a standards album that's been a long time coming. She first recorded with Caymmi in 1988, before her eight-year stint with Sergio Mendes took her on a whirlwind adventure that colored her life's work with a Brazilian tinge.


The Color Of Love

Label: Cats & Dogs Music
Released: 2003
Track listing: Winter; Pickin' Woods; Let Peace Surround You; Thorns Have Roses; You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me; The Color Of Love; I Wish You Enough; My Cherry Tree; The Heart Of The Child; Strawberry Fields Forever; Strawberry Fields Forever Outro; Michael's Home; Luna And Butterfly; If I Loved You;


Miracle Voice The Best Of Kevyn Lettau

Label: Synergy Records
Released: 2003


Miki Imai Songbook - Take Me To The Sunshine = 今井美樹ソングブック ~テイク・ミー・トゥ・ザ・サンシャイン

Label: Victor
Released: 2003
Track listing: Pride; Take Me For A Ride = DRIVEに連れてって; Your Smile = 瞳がほほえむから; Miss You; Aqua; T-shirt = 半袖; Piece Of My Wish; Goodbye Yesterday; The Days I Spent With You; The Sound Of Waves = 潮騒; Yasei No Arashi (Remaster Version) (Bonus Track) = 野性の風;


Wave Music Volume Five

Label: Wavemusic
Released: 2002
Track listing: Shadow; Mingling With Mike; Got To Give A Little; Deep Into It; Keep Going; Coming Of The New; Mm Mm Good; A Moment To Myself; Oh; Music; Water To Drink; Mi Amor; Brazilia; The Player; Outremont; Who Do You Love; Esperanza; Why Can't We Live Together; Show Myself 2 U; Weeping Willow; Every Little Thing She (He) Does Is Magic; Across The Canyon; I'll Be Around; Miss America; Overtime; Birds Of A Feather; She's In Love; Living Alone; Fuego; Tiempo Y Silencio;


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