awards & credits

2016  

Tillery - Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens:  
      4 1/2 stars, Downbeat Magazine  

2015  

Live in NYC:  
      57th Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album  

2014  

2014 Nightlife Awards: Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist  
Live in NYC:  
      4 1/2 stars, Downbeat Magazine  

2013  

#2 Best Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll  
#3 Best Female Vocalist - JazzTimes Readers Poll  
Judge for 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition  
Live in NYC:  
      #3 - Best Vocal Release - JazzTimes Readers Poll  
      #8 - Top 10 of Festive CDs of 2013, Jazz Breakfast  

2012  

Best Female Vocalist Award - Jazz Journalists Association  
#2 Best Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll  

2011  

#1 Female Vocalist - JazzTimes Critics Poll  
#1 Rising Star Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll  
ASCAP Eunice & Hal David Award of Merit for Songwriting  
Best Female Vocalist Nominee - Jazz Journalists Association  
Featured on Grammy Award winning Best Vocal Jazz Album,  
       Terri Lyne Carrington, The Mosaic Project  
The Lost and Found:  
      #1 Vocal Album of the Year - iTunes Jazz  
      #1 Vocal Album of the Year - Jazz Critics Poll  
      #1 Best Album of the Year - JazzFM.com  
      #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 Top Selling Jazz Album - Billboard Magazine  
      #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  
      #3 Best Female Vocalist - Downbeat Readers Poll  
      #4 Album of the Year - John Fordham, The Guardian  
      #4 Best Selling Album 2011 - iTunes Jazz Music Chart  
      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  
      10 Best Concerts and Releases of 2011 - The Star, Toronto  
      Top 10 New Releases of 2011 - KMHD Jazz Radio  
      Top 25 Albums of 2011 - North Bay Bohemian  
      Top 40 New Releases of 2011 - JazzTimes  
      50 Favorite Albums of 2011 - NPR  
      Top 50 of 2011 - CMJ Jazz Radio Play Chart  
      Best of the Year - eMusic Jazz  
      Favorite Jazz Albums of 2011 - AllMusic.com  
      Best Jazz CDs of 2011 - Jim Wilke, Jazz After Hours  
      Jamie Cullum Favourites of 2011 - BBC Radio  
      Best Recordings of 2011 - DC Examiner  
      Best Albums of 2011 - Aspen Times  
      Los mejores discos de 2011 - Ocio La Bocina, México  

2010  

Best Female Vocalist Nominee - Jazz Journalists Association  
#2 Rising Star Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll  

2009  

Best Female Vocalist Nominee - Jazz Journalists Association  
Rising Star Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll  
In a Dream:  
      #1 Vocal Jazz Album of the Year - Jazz Critics' Poll  
      #4 The Top 10 Jazz Albums - Washington CityPaper  
      #4 Top 10 Killer Covers - JazzTimes  
      5 Top CD Picks - A Blog Supreme, NPR  
      #6 Steve Greenlee's Top Jazz Albums for 2009 - Boston Globe  
      #8 Critics Picks: Top 50 New Albums - JazzTimes  
      #9 Best Music of 2009 - The Year of Living Improvisationally, NPR  
      #10 Best Music of 2009 - The Year In Jazz From WDUQ, NPR  
      Best New Music of the Month - Jazz.com  
      "Weak": Song of the Day - NPR  

2008  

Rising Star Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll  
Gretchen Parlato: CD Baby Top Seller  

2007  

Rising Star Female Vocalist - Downbeat Critics Poll  
Gretchen Parlato: CD Baby Top Seller  

2006  

Gretchen Parlato:  
      "In a Dream/Footprints" - NPR Song of the Day  
      CD Baby Top Seller  

2005  

Gretchen Parlato:  
      5 Best Progressive Jazz CDs, Jazz Nation, KPR  
      CD Baby Top Seller  
      debut CD release date July 15  

2004  

First place winner - Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition  
      (Judges: Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Flora Purim,  
      Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Smith)  

2003  

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Graduation  

2001  

First vocalist admitted into Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance  
      (Selection committee: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard)  

1998  

Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies, UCLA - B.A. Degree  

1994  

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts - Diploma