These performers can generally be found on the Internet by putting a www. before their name and a .com after it (providing
they have a website). Here is an assortment of musicians who I strongly recommend seeking out. There are many more and
I hope to add quite a few more performers to this page in the near future.
Rob Mullins is a very versatile and colorful pianist who always puts on a good show. He can play anything from straight
ahead jazz to funky r&b and sound original, distinctive and enthusiastic. He also has a continually interesting website. ROB
Diane Hubka is a fine singer-guitarist from the East coast who happily relocated to the Los Angeles area. Her warm voice is
always a joy to hear. DIANE HUBKA
Although I generally think of Greg Abate as a hard-swinging bebop altoist, he also plays tenor, soprano and flute on the
same high level. GREG ABATE
Meredith D'Ambrosio is the type of singer who grows on you. Her lyrics are very intelligent and her soft voice ranges from
haunting to quietly sensual. MEREDITH D'AMBROSIO
Riz is an unusual and infectious performer, a one-man roots blues band. I heard him playing some vibes last year but he
also plays guitar, kazoo, hi-hat and bass drum in addition to singing. Quite fun. RIZ
Terry Blaine can always be relied upon to add life and swing to 1930s and '40s standards, often teaming up with pianist
Mark Shane. Her recent Benny Goodman Songbook CD, which also features clarinetist Allan Vache, is very good. TERRY
Ann Hampton Callaway could have spent her entire life singing cabaret music and enjoying her fame. Instead she loved jazz
so much that she switched her emphasis towards creative music. She is a major asset and delight for the jazz world. ANN
I always see Anton Schwartz at jazz conventions and festivals. In addition to being a fine tenor-saxophonist with a large
tone, Anton is fun to hang out with. ANTON SCHWARTZ
Corina Bartra sings both "World Jazz" and "Music For Bliss and Transformation." Her haunting and memorable vocals are
in their own special category. CORINA BARTRA
Always an exciting performer and a singer with a big heart, Dee Dee Bridgewater has long ranked near the top of her field.
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
Trombonist Big Bill Bissonnette has always been a great proponent of New Orleans jazz, not only in his playing but in his
producing of a long series of enjoyable recordings. His Jazz Crusade label's catalog is quite impressive. JAZZ CRUSADE
A passionate jazz vocalist who should be much better known, Tessa Souter has an eclectic repertoire and style; both filled
with surprises. TESSA SOUTER
Few singers perform the music of Mildred Bailey and her contemporaries with as much understanding, warmth and talent as
the lovable Daryl Sherman. DARYL SHERMAN
A brilliant pianist with a highly original style, G.F. Mlely's music is complete yet accessible.
A delightful dixieland and swing jazz singer, Carol Leigh is a famous name on the trad jazz circuit, and one of the best.
Subtle yet constantly creative, lyrical yet never shy to stretch herself, Andrea Wolper is a true jazz singer. ANDREA
Pianist-singer Jeannie Cheatham (who recently wrote her colorful memoirs) and the late bass trombonist Jimmy Cheatham
co-led the Sweet Baby Blues Band, one of the most swinging and fun bands around. THE CHEATHAMS
A singer with a real feel for 1920s and '30s jazz including Annette Hanshaw and Ruth Etting, Barbara Rosene is a major
addition to the New York trad jazz scene. Her records are a constant delight. BARBARA ROSENE
An excellent trumpeter whose style and stage personality is somewhere between Al Hirt and Louis Prima, Lance Buller puts
on entertaining shows on the West Coast. LANCE BULLER
Altoist Virginia Mayhew has been gaining a well-deserved reputation as a consistently inventive improviser. VIRGINIA
Denise Donatelli's In The Company Of Friends is one of the most impressive vocal debut recordings of recent times; her
voice and Tom Garvin's arrangements work together perfectly.
An adventurous singer from Canada who is well worth knowing, Jeannette Lambert's recent CD Sand Underfoot has pianist
Paul Bley as a guest. JEANNETTE LAMBERT
Stride piano would be a lost art form were it not for a select few. Judy Carmichael is a powerful pianist and a stride master
despite not looking the slightest bit like Fats Waller.
Another fine stride pianist, Jeff Barnhart, is often hilarious onstage particularly when playing with the Titan Hot 7.
However he has his serious side too, whether it be his recent Arbors solo piano CD or performing duets with his wife,
classical flutist Anne Barnhart. JEFF BARNHART
A singer with a big heart, a warm voice and plenty of charisma, Roseanna Vitro is always a delight. Her most recent
recording, Live At The Kennedy Center, is one of her best. ROSEANNA VITRO
April Barrows is unusual in two respects. She is an excellent jazz singer who lives in Nashville (home of country music) and
she writes original songs that one would swear came from the 1920s or '30s. Happily she is currently recording her long
overdue third CD. Check out her songs. APRIL BARROWS
Phyllis Chapell sings what she calls "world songs" in ten different languages. She always displays the spirit of a jazz singer,
stretching boundaries with her group Siora. She is a new discovery.
PHYLLIS CHAPELL SIORA
Patti Wicks is an exquisite singer-pianist whose Max Jazz release Love Locked Out is one of the finest ballad albums in
recent times. PATTI WICKS
One of the top jazz singers in Sweden and one who is heard at her best singing her intriguing originals on In The Middle Of A
Riddle, Jeanette Lindstrom is currently recording a standards album and is well worth checking out. JEANETTE
A very talented guitarist living in Portland whose most recent CD is New Wings, the underrated Margaret Slovak has a
lyrical, thoughtful and often-introspective style yet also swings.
She has never recorded often enough, but whenever Nanette Natal makes a recording or a personal appearance, it is always
memorable. She has both a powerful voice and a continually creative spirit. NANETTE NATAL
A fine young singer from New York who recently released Soho Jazz, Joan Bender has lots of potential. JOAN BENDER