articles & interviews

Gretchen Parlato ‘Flor’ —March 2021

"I met Parlato in 2007—she lugged her amp up stairs, through awkwardly shaped turnstiles, and performed to a near-empty venue...her friend, Espe, sat in on a couple of duo tunes. Esperanza Spalding, to be clear."

A major new album– after

INTERVIEW: Grammy-Nominated Jazz Vocalist Gretchen Parlato

NPR/KFYI, SEP 13, 2019 

The Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato is no stranger to NPR audiences, she clenched best album in the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll with her 2011 release "The Lost and Found." 

Parlato has shared the stage…

gretchen parlato: finding the essence

JAZZ HISTORY ONLINE

“I like to pare a song down to get to its essence”, Parlato told me while preparing for a creativity workshop at the Wichita Jazz Festival. “The best kind of compliment is when people tell me they…

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, April 9, 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…

The New Cool: Modern Voice of Gretchen Parlato

by Abe Beeson, KNKX • Aug 18, 2017

Gretchen Parlato will knock you off your feet. 

After more than a dozen years in the heart of the jazz world in New York City, Gretchen Parlato has become one of the…

JAZZIZ FEATURE INTERVIEW: A Voice All Her Own

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…