We were lucky enough to bump into the Jazz singer Gretchen Parlato the other day at the Tokyo Jazz festival. She wasn’t performing on that particular day but she was there enjoying the sunshine. We noticed somebody sitting on the floor when I was walking past and though “Hey I know that face”, so we went back to ask and she said “Yes”. She was even with the awesome drummer Mark Guiliana you can see in the below video.
If you have never heard of Gretchen Parlato before you definitely need to check her out, awesome singer and beautiful voice. The band she sings with do some fabulous cover arrangements of well known songs, and of course some original material too. Very complex but interesting time signatures used in a lot of the tracks to keep you on your toes.