photo: lauren desberg
"Gretchen Parlato is a singer-arranger of consummate control and slow-burning intensity... lives at the crossroads of sensuous and spiritual, singing from deep within hypnotic grooves with enormous rhythmic sophistication."
— Allen Morrison, Downbeat Magazine
sharing some love and connection across the globe...
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just sharing some love and connection right now... even across the globe, i’m so grateful i could sing this song with one of my favorite humans & musicians. nonvignon by @lionelloueke translation : “it’s good to have a brother” remember, we are united...we are in this together 💕
|— —||clinician and guest artist with the herbie hancock institute ensemble sitka jazz festival||sitka jazz festival|
flor : flower
a new project honoring my love and admiration of brazilian music
a blossoming, an opening, an offering, a return
both the nostalgia of something familiar, and the breath of something new
our art reflects our life
i'm finding the balance between artistic creativity and nurturing motherhood
it's both higher and deeper in its meaning
it's detail. it's paying attention. it's listening. it's giving
it's rooted. it's growing. it's simple. it's mysterious
flowers are fragile, intricate, intoxicating, beautiful, healing
they represent our joy, our sorrow
our connection to nature, our connection to each other
i hope this music can serve the same purpose.
"Superb jazz vocalists are rare. But rarer still are artists that transform the music itself. The great transformers—Holiday, Fitzgerald, Vaughan, Carter and others left the stage long ago. When you see and hear Gretchen Parlato you will recall the magic of those jazz mistresses of yore and instantly realize, as have jazz cognoscenti everywhere, that that level of magic is with us once again."
— Nick Catalano, All That Jazz