articles & interviews

Jazz Vocalist Gretchen Parlato Is Ready to Blossom Again

by Andrew Gilbert, KQED

In the decade following Gretchen Parlato’s triumph at the 2004 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition, she changed the texture of the New York scene.  

Although she only recorded a precious handful of albums…

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SFJAZZ Collective’s New Lineup, Paradigm

Yoshi Kato, Downbeat Magazine, 11/09/2021

For the second time in three years, the all-star SFJAZZ Collective is shifting its paradigm. 

Since its founding in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective had the same instrumentation: trumpet, tenor and alto saxophone, trombone, vibraphone, piano…

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Gretchen Parlato — Renaissance in Bloom

By Suzanne Lorge   I  Feb. 12, 2021 

In 2014, Gretchen Parlato’s album Live In NYC earned her a Grammy nomination—a crowning glory to a decade of career triumphs—and then the singer-songwriter nearly dropped out of sight. 

Through the nine tracks…

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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

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Virtual jazz festival hits a more simple note

It's how music began: a voice and percussion. Basic, intimate, powerful.

The coronavirus lockdown laid waste to the plans of jazz vocal star, Grammy nominee Gretchen Parlato. But in isolation at home in Los Angeles, with partner Mark Guiliana on…

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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…

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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…

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