Melinda Whitaker Reviews

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Portfolio | 0 comments

Melinda Whitaker Reviews

Melinda Whitaker

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Dr. Peter GOUZOUASIS

Music Director, WRTI/JAZZ90, Pennsylvania

“The first time I saw Melinda Whitaker I was knocked off my feet by the sheer warmth of her personality and presence. Anyone who has heard Melinda’s voice knows its smoky brilliance, the seductive, electrical charge that this wonderful performer can bring to a song.”

Gavin WALKER

The Jazz Show, 101.9 FM Vancouver (UBC)

“Make no mistake, Melinda Whitaker is one of North America’s premiere jazz vocalists. Her rich dark voice, her understanding of the lyrics, and her jazz phrasing are impeccable. And what’s more she swings!”

Mark ANDREWS

The Vancouver Sun

“Whitaker, blessed with a rich alto, sings in the jazz tradition: she puts her stamp on the standards, swings hard and embellishes a melody to put her own stamp on it.”

Joseph BLAKE

Jazz Journalist, Victoria

In an era when barely-budding sensations, washed-up pop stars, and long-in-the-tooth ex-rockers are dressing up and singing standards, Melinda Whitaker’s performances on-stage and on record defines the jazz vocal tradition. She embodies the art form.

 

 

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