Vocalist Jackie Ryan with Don Braden's Quartet

Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Vocalist Jackie Ryan with Don Braden's Quartet

with Don Braden

Jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan has been thrilling audiences across the globe with her powerful 3 ½ octave range and her amazing stage presence. She has a style that is uniquely her own. Born of a Mexican mother who sang in Operettas in Mexico and an Irish father who sang classical tenor in many languages, she was, as one critic put it, "simply born to sing."

She has sung all over the world from the famous Ronnie Scott's Club in London (where she was asked to record for their label) to Jazz at Lincoln Center and Birdland in New York to Oakland's Yoshi's, as well as many of the major jazz festivals.

Her style includes an amazing range from gospel and blues to Braziian Bossa Novas. From Latin to Bebop, from Vocalese to the most heartfelt ballads. She sings in several languages. "Everything she sings comes off beautifully, with amazing control. If she sings loud and brassy, she nails it; if she goes soft and silky, she owns it." (Baker and Taylor's CD Hotlist review)

Don Braden

Don Braden is a musician of the highest caliber. For many years he has toured the world leading his own ensembles, as a special guest, and as a sideman with greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and many others. He has composed music for everything from duo to full symphonic orchestra, in many styles, for recordings, film and television, and worked several years as composer for Bill Cosby

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