Parlato is a mid-career master whose emergence in the early aughts changed the course of jazz vocals, via her own recordings and through her ubiquitous presence on projects by her peers, elders, and younger artists, including Esperanza Spalding’s breakthrough albums Chamber Music Society and Radio Music Society.  “She’s shaped a generation,” said singer Sara Gazarek. “There are so many young vocalists who’ve adopted her intimate, quiet, sensual approach to singing," — Andrew Gilbert, SF Classical Voice

Lean In —

Lean In vinyl is now available!

Gretchen Parlato
Lionel Loueke 
Lean In
on Edition Records 

65th grammy awards® nominee 

‘Lean In’ tells the story of 20 years of connection, inspiration and friendship between two musical soulmates.

This is really a record for the soul.

The very first duo recording from two musicians who have performed together for more than two decades, Lean In is all about healing, deep trust, love and family. In a time when warmth and compassion are needed more than ever before, both artists felt compelled to make a record sharing songs of inspiration, reflection, wonder and unity, with the title encouraging us to ‘lean in’ to ourselves and to those around us.


november japan tour

gretchen parlato quartet

with Dave Cook, Alan Hampton, Mark Guiliana

11/1 - Toyama City, Toyama

11/Billboard Jazz Club, Osaka

11/Montreux Jazz, Tokyo

11/Blue Note Tokyo

11/Blue Note Tokyo

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gp / lio 22 years