performance reviews

Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke at Kings Place

[Loueke] utilised a plethora of extended techniques on both guitar and voice, from string-scratching slides and false harmonics to breath sounds and percussive vocal clicks. Soaring above this in a silky realm of her own is Parlato. Her iconic timbre…

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It seems to be a duo but they are much more than that: these musical soulmates are properly a band of at least five musicians. The relationship between Parlato and Loueke forms an expressive unity that is moving due to

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Harnessing vocal power

by Jess Williams, Rochester Beacon, June 30, 2023
It’s mesmerizing how well the two understood and supported each other; this type of musicianship can really only be found in a pair as tight as this one. The musicians seemed to

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Gretchen Parlato spellbinding at Ronnie Scott’s

by Peter Jones, Jazzwise, Oct 14, 2022
The Grammy-nominated singer dazzles with a sophisticated set of intimate and intricate songs at Ronnie Scott’s, London

Gretchen Parlato - Photo by and courtesy Monika S Jakubowska

In 1939, early in her career…

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Gretchen Parlato Plants Her Garden at Black Cat

by Andrew Gilbert, Classical Voice San Francisco

Listening to her can feel like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation, exposed and vulnerable. A bandleader comfortable with freedom and a singer who doesn’t need a net, Parlato is at her best when

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Gretchen Parlato at the Jazz Standard 

Nick Catalano, All That Jazz

"The New Year was dramatically ushered in at The Jazz Standard on January 2nd when Gretchen Parlato and her band wowed an SRO audience with some of the most prescient music of the season. No…

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Review: Gretchen Parlato Flor

Angela Perez, BeMelbourne 

Hailed as one of the most important jazz singers since Cassandra Wilson, Gretchen Parlato is the kind of artist that comes along once in a generation. 

"It could be said that the measure of an artist can…

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Gretchen Parlato conquered the Lions with her voice

By Eloy Japhet Esquivel Jueves, April 19, 2018, El Sol de León, Sociales

"The angelic voice of Gretchen Parlato enthralled the attendees ... the jazz vocalist, who before being on the terrace of the Bicentennial stepped on the prestigious concert…

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