Saturday, April 13th, 2019 12:30 PM
masterclass @ rockwood nyc
sat may 18

gretchen parlato
taylor eigsti

» more info
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 12:29 PM
gp @ rockwood nyc
sat may 18

taylor eigsti . piano
burniss earl travis ii . bass
kendrick scott . drums

» tour page
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 9:07 AM

We just recorded Flor!

we just made an album... marcel camargo, artyom manukyan, léo costa
aaaaand gerald clayton & mark guiliana
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:01 AM
Review: Gretchen Parlato at the Jazz Standard
Nick Catalano, All That Jazz

Superb jazz vocalists are rare. But rarer still are artists that transform the music itself. The great transformers—Holiday, Fitzgerald, Vaughan, Carter and others left the stage long ago. When you see and hear Gretchen Parlato you will recall the magic of those jazz mistresses of yore and instantly realize, as have jazz cognoscenti everywhere, that that level of magic is with us once again."

» read article
Saturday, December 15th, 2018 11:07 PM

flor at the jazz standard - jan 2-3, 7:30 & 9:30

"Gretchen Parlato has emerged as one of the most inventive and mesmerizing vocalists of her generation. She has introduced a musical seachange, making the power of subtlety front and center in jazz through her artful communion of space, texture and a genrebending repertoire. All of us at Jazz Standard are pleased to welcome back this gifted artist, leading an outstanding new band to present the songs from her much–anticipated new CD flor." »

gretchen parlato . voice
marcel camargo . guitar
artyom manukyan . cello
leo costa . drums & percussion
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 5:09 PM

GP Interview with US Embassy in Seoul, So Korea

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 9:48 AM
Review: Gretchen Parlato Flor
Angela Perez, BeMelbourne

Hailed as one of the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson, Gretchen Parlato is the kind of artist that comes along once in a generation.

"It could be said that the measure of an artist can be taken by the individuality of their work - and if this were the case, Gretchen Parlato and her band would be in a league of their own. Expert musicians, she does play or use her voice like an instrument and her band are equally at ease and talented.
The mix of music is also a wonderful hybrid of sounds, sometimes jazz, sometimes classical, other times Brazillian jazz or medieval sounds but also unique and fascinating, taking you on a tale all of their own. Incorporating a little David Bowie, a bit of samba and sounds meshing several genres, Gretchen Parlato is as good as they hail her - worth every moment if you get the chance to see her. In addition, the opening act, the talented Sam Anning Sextet, played before hand, and also proved consummate professionals. Offering a more traditional jazz sound which was in direct contrast to Gretchen Parlato, who was the indefinable opposite of this."
» read article
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 4:37 PM

new project goes on tour!
gretchen parlato - flor   » more info

gp florapr 12 - los angeles
apr 16 - méxico city, mx
apr 18 - león, mx
apr 20 - cuernavaca, mx
apr 21 - guadalajara, ms
may 19 - seoul jazz festival
jun 2 - melbourne jazz festival
jun 3 - sydney con int´l jazz festival
jun 5 - brisbane int´l jazz festival
jun 8 - 2018 wellington jazz festival

flor -

gretchen parlato . voice
marcel camargo . guitar
artyom manukyan . cello
leo costa . drums & percussion

Monday, March 20th, 2017 9:51 AM
  gretchen parlato
  opening act for
  wayne shorter quartet
  with special guest
  herbie hancock

  sunday, april 23rd, 2017
  7:00 pm

  » more info

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 5:00 PM

NEW Japan release -

The Gretchen Parlato Supreme Collection

"i am grateful to have participated in so many beautiful musical projects. this cd represents a nice collection of some of those works. hope you enjoy!" - gretchen parlato
» more in Music
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 5:07 PM

NEW in Discography - upcoming releases

Shai Maestro
The Stone Skipper

» more

Nate Smith
Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere

Nate Smith Debuts 'Pages' With Gretchen Parlato
& Talks About the Song He Wrote for Michael Jackson

"I love her music -- it's gotten me through about 50,000 miles of air travel," he says, laughing. "[Pages] is a melody that I wrote a long time ago -- a song that evokes this idea of recalling memories, of sentimentality. That's something that I wanted to explore on this album." » Read article @


Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 2:25 PM

Gretchen Parlato & Shai Maestro

Duo Masterclass:
the connection and nuance of vocal/piano duets
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
5pm masterclass & 8pm show

163 w 10th st, nyc

Price: $100 includes ticket to 8p show
Join vocalist Gretchen Parlato and pianist Shai Maestro in an intimate masterclass focusing on the connection and nuance of vocal/piano duets.

Doors at 4:30 PM and class from 5pm to 7pm.
Seating is limited.
Tickets are $100 good for the class as well as the show at 8PM."
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 4:04 PM
Wed, Dec 7th, 6 - 9 PM Eastern time
Hear GP on WKCR 89.9 FM

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 9:19 AM
Rebecca Martin and Gretchen Parlato

Methods, Process, and Practice
in Singing and Songwriting
Master Class

October 8, 2016, 12-3pm
Oakland, CA

» more info

Monday, August 1st, 2016 3:59 PM
Tillery is available now!
Rebecca Martin - Gretchen Parlato - Becca Stevens

"Throughout this jewel of an album,
the music has a raw, wild beauty."
4.5 stars - Downbeat Magazine

» hear it and get it @ iTunes

Friday, July 1st, 2016 4:33 PM
Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens
Methods, Process and Practice
of Songwriting and Collaboration,
Performance and Bandleading

July 18 - 23, 2016, 10-6pm
Lisbon Jazz Summer Program
Lisbon, Portugal

» more info
Monday, February 22nd, 2016 3:58 PM
(Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens)

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2-4pm
at The Jazz Gallery, NYC

"Methods, Process and Practice
of Songwriting and Collaboration"

» more info
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 12:23 PM
Quincy Jones loves jazz
and jazz loves Quincy Jones
at Monk Institute gala

Los Angeles Times, Nov 17, 2015

Quincy Jones, center, is honored Sunday night at the Thelonious Monk Institute's annual all-star gala concert at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
(Jenna Schoenefeld / For The Times)

Performers included Jazzmeia Horn, left, Gretchen Parlato and Luciana Souza.

» photos — GP, Al Jarreau, Wayne Shorter and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington performing Michael Jackson´s "Human Nature".
Friday, October 9th, 2015 8:15 PM
with Tillery
(Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens)

"Methods, Process and Practice
of Songwriting and Collaboration"

December 6th, 2p - 4p
7p Tillery performance

» more info
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 5:58 PM
finding your own voice
sat nov 7, 1:30-3:30p


new workshops will be scheduled soon —

please use contact form
for early notification for upcoming workshops
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 9:46 PM
GP on Tavis Smiley Show!
Performance and interview
on PBS Fri, Feb 6

Friday, December 5th, 2014 8:56 PM

gretchen parlato - live in nyc (cd/dvd)
has received a Grammy Award nomination
for Best Jazz Vocal Album

NEW: » Watch 2 DVD videos
#1 itunes jazz music video
4 1/2 stars - downbeat magazine

» buy CD/DVD @ gp store     » download it at iTunes
with Taylor Eigsti, Alan Hampton, Mark Guiliana,
Burniss Earl Travis II, Kendrick Scott

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 3:37 PM
gp is honored & humbled to receive -
- 2014 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist
- 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat Magazine
- #2 Best Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll
- #3 Best Vocal Release - JazzTimes Readers Poll
- #3 Best Female Vocalist - JazzTimes Readers Poll
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 9:00 PM
LIVE IN NYC cd/dvd Release Show
Fri, Dec 13, 7:30 PM

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
196 Allen St
taylor eigsti . piano & keyboard
alan hampton . bass & guitar & voice
mark guiliana . drums
Friday, December 6th, 2013 8:17 AM

Special Event: GP Twitter Town Hall —

On Monday, December 9 at 8PM EST, I will hold my first Twitter Town Hall, answering Twitter users´ questions.
The answers will be broadcast live on my YouTube Channel with Josh Jackson of WBGO moderating –

How/When to Submit Questions:

Submit questions on Monday, December 9 starting at 7PM EST via Twitter.

Using Twitter, users may submit questions by:
  1. tagging @gretchenparlato, and
  2. using the hash tag #gretchenlive

How/When to Tune in for the Live Broadcast:

On Monday, December 9 at 8PM EST, go to Gretchen´s YouTube Channel,, to watch her answer fans´ questions LIVE!
OR visit, which will feature the live broadcast on our homepage!

Can´t wait to answer your questions!
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 3:31 PM

GP to perform at 2014 Winter Jazzfest

Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes

The annual Winter Jazzfest, set for Jan. 7-11 in New York City, has announced its tentative lineup...
» more
Friday, November 1st, 2013 3:35 PM
GP is honored to be a judge
at this year's Sarah Vaughan
international jazz vocal competition!
Sunday november 10

» more
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 12:28 AM
Gretchen Parlato has redefined
how a generation views vocal jazz.

by Brent Black,, Sep 30, 2013

"This is a most organic self portrait of the evolution of perhaps the most gifted vocalist to burst onto the scene in the last twenty five years. A jazz singer, a vocal artist, a lyrical poet all seem to be futile attempts at labeling a talent that truly transcends genre.

A stunning recording. A sublime experience. You never rate genius, you celebrate it."

» read more
Monday, October 7th, 2013 12:22 AM
gretchen parlato -
live in nyc


#1 itunes jazz music video
upon release -

with Taylor Eigsti
Alan Hampton
Burniss Earl Travis II
Mark Guiliana
Kendrick Scott

» buy CD/DVD @ gp store       » download it at iTunes
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 8:57 AM
GP is thrilled to announce that she has joined
the jazz faculty at Manhattan School of Music!
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 4:00 PM
Upcoming Shows
Oct 5 - GP at Folly Theatre
Kansas City
» tour info

"Gretchen Parlato says she's been singing since "the very beginning of my life." But the journey to find her personal style, the style that's taking her into the top ranks of jazz vocalists, took a very long time."
» read article/interview
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 9:33 AM
KC´s major jazz concert series name their stars
Joe Klopus, The Kansas City Star, July 3
Gretchen Parlato Quartet, Oct. 5:

"one of the most acclaimed singers to emerge in recent years."

» more
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 10:15 PM
Mmmm, Jazz
By Dan Bolles, Seven Days, 06/12/13

Parlato´s late set at the FlynnSpace last Saturday was among the finest performances I´ve seen. Not just in jazz. I mean period. And, yes, her voice is absolutely an instrument. And a divine one at that. I´m not sure I have ever seen anyone do the things with a human voice that Gretchen Parlato can do. ...more
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 10:08 AM
Gretchen ParlatoFinding Her Voice:
Gretchen Parlato

By Dan Bolles, 05.29.13

"the face of a new generation
of vocalists who are
challenging our perceptions..."

» article & interviews

Gretchen Parlato performs at the
2013 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 8, at the FlynnSpace
Burlington, VT
2 shows: 8 and 10 p.m.
» Tickets @
Thursday, March 7th, 2013 3:55 PM
Jazz Setlist: Gretchen Parlato
Michael J. West, Washington City Paper
Mar 7, 2012

"The name Gretchen Parlato has been repeated and praised often enough that any jazz fan who hasn't heard her can be skeptical. But once you hear her, chances are you'll be startled anyway." » more
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 8:22 PM
Interview | Gretchen Parlato on her life, lessons, and how to define timeless music in three easy steps
Giovanni Russonello, Capitalbop
Mar 6, 2012

"It´s hard to find a jazz singer that has captured more people´s attention and curiosity in the past five years than Gretchen Parlato. In a smoky voice that somehow twines soft and sibilant exhalations with a crackling percussiveness, she drapes ennui and desire over bossa nova, jazz standards, her own originals, and compositions by contemporaries.

It´s that last category that Parlato likes most to talk about: She´s part of an energized, free-spirited generation in jazz, one that´s as proud of its interwoven community as it is of its collective autonomy. These women and men don´t wait to bend the jazz tradition..." » more
GP will perform at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Saturday.
Friday, December 7th, 2012 9:16 PM
Gretchen Parlato at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
By Nicky Schrire,, 12/06/2012

"It is no small feat for an artist to grow and innovate while paying homage to the jazz tradition. These opposing traits have led to recent debates on the nature and definition of jazz. While the vocalists who channel their inner Billie Holiday tend to be more easily received by audiences and critics, it takes a certain amount of courage and audacity to stretch the boundaries of jazz and charter unknown territory. One vocalist whose creativity excites and inspires me is Gretchen Parlato, a singer well known for her lilting, soft-toned vocal stylings and her blend of jazz, hip hop, pop and R&B genres into a unique concoction of groove-driven, melodious jazz. This week, she performed two shows at New York City´s Rockwood Music Hall as she recorded a live CD and DVD. Rockwood´s plush red interior and Parlato´s phenomenal lineup set the scene for an intimate and spirited performance." » read full review
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 11:40 AM
NYC fans & friends!
Join us Dec 5 & Dec 6

2 exclusive shows & live recording
Rockwood Music Hall

Wed Dec 5, 7 - 9p   SOLD OUT

GP with Taylor Eigsti, Burniss Earl Travis and Kendrick Scott

Thurs Dec 6, 7 - 9p   SOLD OUT
GP with Taylor Eigsti, Burniss Earl Travis and Kendrick Scott
& special guests : Alan Hampton & Mark Guiliana
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 11:20 AM

Esperanza Spalding, Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin,
Gretchen Parlato – and Prince´s Sock –
Make FTS Benefit Concert a Phenomenal Success

"Lightning struck Manhattan last night. A good kind of lightning. The kind that sparks magic. It struck at the City Winery, scene of our first-ever benefit concert in New York. And it was breathtaking."
» see the concert photos   » read article
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 10:18 PM
Jazz for Obama!
Tues, October 9

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway


» more info @

Monday, September 24th, 2012 6:33 PM
My Three Would Be...
Gretchen Parlato

"Every Week as part of Dani Elwell's "Sunday Afternoon Jazz," Dani asks notable personalities from all walks of life what their top three jazz tunes are.

This week's "My Three…" belongs to the wonderfully talented Gretchen Parlato. Her most recent album The Lost and Found is still getting play in many a jazz fans´ world. Her appearances on the Grammy winning The Mosaic Project from Terri Lyne Carrington and on Marcus Miller´s Renaissance, prove that she is an in-demand, unique vocalist.

Gretchen Parlato…. Your three?" » more at
Thursday, August 16th, 2012 1:27 PM
Gretchen Parlato:
Musical Immersion

Aug 2012, Downbeat Magazine

"DownBeat had the pleasure to chat with Parlato about her promising career as a young vocalist, the various influences that inspired her, including her family, and how she began to finally hone her skills as a composer."
» more
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 8:33 PM
Gretchen Parlato JazzStories Podcast
Available Now

""I don't think I had a clue that I would ever be able to write anything when I recorded the first CD... But then it was time to reveal myself as a composer... It wasn't planned, it's not like there's a certain set time to make such a transition."

Vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato's music is introspective and crafted with a familiar touch. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalist competition, she has released three albums including 2011's highly-acclaimed "The Lost and Found." From this JALC Listening Party, she discusses the writing process and her transition from interpreter to composer. "
» hear preview at JazzStories
» hear podcast at iTunes
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 7:05 PM

Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke - Newport Jazz Festival

Sunday, August 5th, 2012
- with special guest Becca Stevens

"It's like we are two voices completing each other. Gretchen is my musical soul mate." » more info

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 10:25 PM
"Shout it from the rooftops!
Gretchen Parlato has just been honored
as the Best Female Vocalist!"

» see JJA 2012 Award Winners

#2 Best Female Vocalist
Aug 2012 Downbeat Critics Poll
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 1:00 PM
Gretchen Parlato - Best Female Vocalist!
Jazz Journalists Association & JazzTimes Critics Poll

I'm humbled and grateful for this recogition...

Best Female Vocalist - Jazz Journalists Assoc
#1 Female Vocalist - JazzTimes Critics Poll
#1 Vocal Album of the Year - iTunes Jazz
#1 Rising Star Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll
#1 Vocal Album of the Year » 2011 Jazz Critics Poll
#1 Best Album of the Year -
#1 Album of the Year - Tom Schnabel, KCRW
#1 Album of the Year - Last Call, KIOS-FM
#1 Best Jazz Album of 2011 » Angelika Beener, Alternate Takes
#1 Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2011 - Radio TSF-Jazz Paris
#2 Best Jazz of 2011 » NPR A Blog Supreme
#2 Best Jazz Album of 2011 - Amazon Music
#2 Best Jazz Albums of 2011 - Nextbop
#2 Festive Fifty of 2011 » Jazz Breakfast, UK
#3 Best Female Vocalist - Downbeat Readers Poll
#4 Album of the Year - John Fordham, The Guardian
#4 Best Selling Album - Musicchart: iTunes jazz
Top 5 Los Angeles Jazz Albums of 2011 » LA Weekly
#6 Most Read CD Review of 2011 - All About Jazz
#7 Album of the Year » Jazzwise Magazine, UK
Top 10 New Releases of 2011 » KMHD Jazz Radio
10 Best Concerts and Releases of 2011 » The Star, Toronto
Top 25 Albums of 2011 - North Bay Bohemian
Top 40 New Releases of 2011 - JazzTimes
50 Favorite Albums of 2011 » NPR Music
Top 50 of 2011 - CMJ Jazz Radio Play Chart
Best of the Year » eMusic Jazz
Favorite Jazz Albums of 2011 - AllMusic
Best Jazz CDs of 2011 » Jim Wilke, Jazz After Hours
Jamie Cullum Favourites of 2011 - BBC Radio, UK
Best Recordings of 2011 - DC Examiner
Best Albums of 2011 - Aspen Times
Los mejores discos de 2011 » Ocio La Bocina, México
Eunice & Hal David Award - Songwriting - ASCAP Awards
Featured on Terri Lyne Carrington's Grammy Award winning
The Mosaic Project
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 10:34 AM
Dayna Stephens
Needs Our Help!

Dayna Stephens
wrote the title track music for The Lost and Found. He also shows his genius and beautiful soul on Juju. But he has a rare kidney disease and is in immediate need of a kidney. Please join me — learn HOW YOU CAN HELP by visiting — thank you so much, gp
Monday, November 28th, 2011 7:44 AM
Gretchen Parlato is honored to receive
The ASCAP Foundation
Eunice & Hal David Award

ASCAP Awards Ceremony
Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
Wed, Dec 7
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 11:11 PM
Gretchen Parlato — #3 Best Female Vocalist
Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll - December 2011 issue.
Friday, July 15th, 2011 7:04 PM
Gretchen Parlato —
#1 Rising Star Female Vocalist !!

Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll - August 2011 issue.
» critics poll winners
Saturday, June 4th, 2011 8:37 AM
Female Singer of the Year nominee
Jazz Journalists Awards
Sat, June 11 » LIVE webcast 1pm edt
Saturday, May 14th, 2011 3:29 PM
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 4:34 PM

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 9:09 PM
#1 iTunes
Top Jazz Album!

#1 Amazon
Top Jazz Album!

#3 iTunes
Top Jazz Song!

Friday, April 15th, 2011 1:40 PM

iTunes tweet: #23 Song iTunes Jazz!

bestnote iTunes Best Music:
iTunes #music_jazz #23 song: Holding Back the Years - GretchenParlato © 2011 ObliqSound
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 1:53 PM


Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 11:01 AM

"The Lost and Found" hits #1 upon release!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 2:54 PM
gp was voted #5 Female Vocalist
in Downbeat Readers Poll!
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 9:49 AM

gp selected by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation!

Gretchen has been selected to be a recipient of the American Masterpieces Past Midnight Tour by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. » more info
Thursday, April 15th, 2010 12:53 PM

GP nominated for Female Singer of the Year!

GP has been nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for Female Singer of the Year!

Howard Mandel, president of the JJA: "The finalists for 2010 Jazz Awards reflect the depth of talent and breadth of styles that jazz encompasses today. Highly creative octogenarians... are celebrated alongside new-generation musicians...
» more info & full list @JazzTimes
Friday, January 22nd, 2010 11:36 AM

Best of Jazz in the 00's

" better example of whom is Gretchen Parlato...
» more @ JazzHouston
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 8:51 PM

In a Dream — "one of the year's best"

— Soul Matters Magazine » more
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 1:16 AM

Jazz Universe — Best of 2009

In a Dream in top 25 albums » more @ The Wire
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 7:56 AM
In a Dream #1 - 2009 Jazz Critics Poll
Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year!
» more

In a Dream #4 - Washington City Paper
The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2009
» more

In a Dream #6: Boston Globe
Top Jazz Albums for 2009
» more

In a Dream #8: JazzTimes Critics Picks
Top 50 New Albums of 2009
» more

In a Dream #9: NPR Best Music of 2009:
The Year Of Living Improvisationally » more

In a Dream #10: NPR Best Music of 2009:
The Year In Jazz, From WDUQ » more

In a Dream: NPR's Ten Great Moments
From Jazz Recordings In 2009
» more

In a Dream: Jazzhouse Diaries Top 3 Vocal Jazz
Best Jazz Discs of 2009
» more
Monday, October 19th, 2009 7:49 PM

NPR: In a Dream - The Year's Best New Jazz

Bob Boilen talks with WBGO's Josh Jackson, host of Live At the Village Vanguard, on NPR's All Songs Considered, and select "In a Dream" as one of 2009's top standout albums.

» Listen to "I Can't Help It"
on NPR's pics of the
year's best new jazz