performance reviews

Gretchen Parlato at the Jazz Standard 

Nick Catalano, All That Jazz

"The New Year was dramatically ushered in at The Jazz Standard on January 2nd when Gretchen Parlato and her band wowed an SRO audience with some of the most prescient music of the season. No…

Review: Gretchen Parlato Flor

Angela Perez, BeMelbourne 

Hailed as one of the most important jazz singers 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…

Gretchen Parlato conquered the Lions with her voice

By Eloy Japhet Esquivel Jueves, April 19, 2018, El Sol de León, Sociales

"The angelic voice of Gretchen Parlato enthralled the attendees ... the jazz vocalist, who before being on the terrace of the Bicentennial stepped on the prestigious concert…

Gretchen Parlato: puts you in a spell with a murmur

Jesús Quintero 

(google translation from Spanish) It is inevitable to rely on metaphors, because what Gretchen Parlato offers is the opportunity to see how with her voice she draws a point that - almost evanescent, of intense faint appearance -…

"She softens the delivery, but she does not soften the blow. 

Michael J. West, Washington City Paper  

"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. She's…

articles & interviews

Gretchen Parlato and the Possibilities of Jazz

Elda Garcia
It could well fit in a New York jazz club of the 40s, but you can also imagine it in the moonlight while watching the sea of ​​Rio de Janeiro. Such are the possibilities and nuances of Gretchen…

Gretchen Parlato, take jazz as a "native language" 

by Camila Sánchez Bolaño, Newsweek, 9, April, 2018  
(google translation) 

Parlato returns to the stage after four years of absence with a new album: Flor, which she says is a very personal connection to music. In her voice, Gretchen Parlato…


Singer Gretchen Parlato sweeps aside her fears on The Lost and Found
Interview with Kara Manning, Jazziz Magazine 

"The theme just kept unraveling of the lost and found... light and dark, good and bad. It's always a cycle. Just when…

Nine Women In The Room: A Jazz Musicians’ Roundtable

The roundtable participants are, from left to right: (top row) Geri Allen, Ingrid Jensen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Tineke Postma and Helen Sung; (bottom row) Nona Hendryx and Gretchen Parlato.

Over the summer, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington brought together…

"It's More Than a Whisper": A Conversation With Gretchen Parlato 

Michael J. West 

Los Angeles native Gretchen Parlato is among an elite group of musicians who made their breakthrough in Washington, D.C.: She was the winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition for Vocals. Seven years and three…