Brandi Maxam

Brandi Maxam

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Biography


With a vibrant vintage sound that could easily have been heard at a 1930’s speakeasy or 1950’s jazz club, Boston-based vocalist Brandi Maxam prefers to blend classic sounds with distinctive freshness. Maxam’s voice ranges from light and rhythmic, to powerful and poignantly soulful – a perfect sound for a repertoire of sultry ballads (aka “torch songs”) and swinging up-tempo tunes.

Maxam is the first to admit, her unique vocal style is inspired by an extensive list of legendary greats.

“I definitely try to find a balance in my own style between the emotive, almost jagged, approach of Billie, and the sweet smooth energy of Ella,” she explains. “I also enjoy and borrow some of my style from modern singers of other genres, such as Mayra Andrade and even Freddie Mercury.”

So what’s Maxam’s plan for the future? Other than pleasing crowds of true jazz buffs, she hopes to acquaint a new generation to the genre.

“Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I notice a lot of old-school jazz playing in businesses and commercials; even some 1920's styles finding their way into fashion,” she says. “I would really like to be a part of that movement if it's happening, and introduce my generation to a fresh take on that old music.”

Set List

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – B minor
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – F major
All of Me – A major
All the Things You are – A?major
Always - C major
As Time Goes By – B? major
Auld Lang Syne
Autumn Leaves – D minor
Bewitched – A? major
Billie’s Blues – A? major
Black Velvet – E ? minor
Blackbird – B? major
Blue Alert – B minor
Blue Skies – C minor
Can’t Hurry Love – B? major
Caravan - G minor
Chain of Fools – C major
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) – D minor
Crazy He Calls Me – D? major/ try E major from RBVII
Damn Your Eyes – D minor
Dancing in the Street – E major
Deed I Do' - B flat major
Detour Ahead – B? major
Do You Realize?? – C major
Don’t Stop Believing – C major
Don’t Think Twice – D major
Dream a little Dream of Me – D? major
Fever – A minor
Fly me to the moon - A flat major
From this moment on - F major
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – C major
Georgia On My Mind – C major
Heatwave – F minor
House of the Rising Sun – A minor
How High the Moon –