Amy Drinkwater
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Amy Drinkwater

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The best kept secret in music


"Press Reviews - CD Baby"

Reviewer: Becky Thomas
Beautiful! Two thumbs up for Wade in the Water, Do it Again, and Someone on their kness. Start making another one of these blockbusters! (Don't just sit there... GO..NOW..)

Amy Drinkwater CD sets a new standard for Christian jazz
Reviewer: Bruce Tolbert
My first listening was done with a very skeptical ear. But, as I listened, my skepticism soon melted away. This project is in a category all its own. Highest quality. Solid delivery. Destined to be an exemplary success.

Amy Drinkwater reminds us that jazz has a spiritual side...
Reviewer: Harold McAfee
Great singing... great songs... great instrumental soloists... great arrangements... All this, and a message which offers solace in today's troubled world... WOW! Christian music just doesn't get any better than this!

Smooth...Satisfying vocals and great instrumentals do Alabama proud!
Reviewer: Brent Ellison
Top notch musicians provide a solid base for Amy's soothing vocals. A quality product,versatile song list! "Bless the Beasts and the Children", "To the Cross", and Harry Connick Jr's "The Other Hours" are my favorites. Amy's heart and soul shine through! -

Our Love is Here to Stay -- WVSU - 91.1
Jesus Loves Me -- tSr - The Spirit Radio Online
Jazz Tonight/Radio Tierra - Hood River, Oregon
With All My Heart -- WBYE 1370 AM
Wade in the Water - WBYE 1370 AM


Feeling a bit camera shy


If you spend any time with Amy Drinkwater, it won’t be long before find yourself encircled by the warmth of laughter and friendship that gives you a feeling that you have known her much longer than a few minutes. It has been said that Amy has an effervescent personality, a vivacious spirit, and a contagious laugh that draws her into your heart. Her desire is to minister to others by using her gifts not only to sing but to encourage and to share the message of redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ.

Amy is a natural at singing and performing. In fact, her entire life has been spent in front of an audience of some sort. From dance recitals to piano recitals as a child to directing the band as a majorette/field director and featured soloist in high school to performing with her college choirs and sorority at Samford University and then spending 8 years as an elementary teacher, a member of the group “Inspiration” for 5 years and then a college recruiter and motivational speaker beyond that, Amy’s life has been devoted to serving audiences of all ages and venues. On the front row of those audiences, living in her heart since the age of 7, is Amy’s Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the giver of the gift of music and the author of her faith. He is the reason she sings.

Amy has had the awesome privilege of working with some of the finest coaches and musicians around, including Randall Richardson at Samford University, Roger Beale of The Voice House, Atlanta, Georgia and currently works with Ray Reach, of UAB and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and owner of Magic City Music Productions. Because of this Amy is a two time upper level finalist in a major contemporary Christian vocal competition at the Babbie Mason Music Conference International.

She has appeared on NBC 13’s “Today in Alabama” with her band and has enjoyed visiting many radio stations around the southeast to talk about the passion behind the music. She has also been mentioned in area newspapers and recently in "Birmingham Magazine". Having sung all her life, she has had the honor to sing in venues of all sizes from baseball stadiums to small country churches and audiences have responded with such warmth and love to encourage her to continue doing what she loves most -- singing for her Lord.

Amy is an Independent Artist Associate with World Vision and she and her husband of 17 years, James Drinkwater, currently sponsor a beautiful young lady from Thailand -- Warisa Boonya.

In January 2006, Amy formally released her solo debut album, “With All My Heart…a journey into the soul”. This album includes tribute songs to some of her favorite female voices as well as 2 original pieces and some old standards. This project is a work of love and devotion to her Lord and looks to break new ground with the genre of vocal Christian Jazz, Big Band and Blues. The players on this album include some of the South’s finest musicians and as a special guest, “Blue Lou” Marini, Jr. (Blues Brothers movie, Saturday Night Live, “Lou’s Blues album, tours w/James Taylor) has several saxophone featured solos on the album. God has gifted Amy with a unique sound that lends itself to this style of music and adding into the mix her passion for her Lord serves reach those who don’t know Jesus and encourage those who do.

Amy calls her ministry “Sunflower Ministries” for several reasons. The sunflower historically represents adoration and is considered by her to be a happy, functional flower. Its seeds and oil provide nourishment and its big yellow blooms shine so brightly, much like the reflection of the sun. Her goal in ministry is to sow seeds of faith and encouragement and to be a reflection of the love of Jesus Christ and to lead others to know the true joy that comes in serving Him.