Jackie Ryan
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Jackie Ryan

Mill Valley, California, United States | MAJOR

Mill Valley, California, United States | MAJOR
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"Ryan's sound is velvety and vibrant, oozing with genuine emotion. She pours her feelings into every exquisite note. As Ryan's renditions reflect her personality, she makes each song her own." - San Jose Mercury News - Paul Freeman


"SUPERB!...The bell-like resonance of her smokey voice coupled with her heartfelt emotion... puts Jackie at the top of her game." - LATIN BEAT - Jesse Varela


"DEFTLY ASSURED!.....Savvy interpretive jazz vocalizing." - VARIETY


"SINGING FROM THE HEART.....Jackie bridges gaps between both geography and generations!" - BILLBOARD - Steven Grabow


"SWEEPING VOCAL POWERS...Jackie Ryan's chemistry of passion is truly sensational." - THE LONDON GUARDIAN - John Fordham


"EXTRAVAGANTLY GIFTED.....Astonishing range - both emotionally and stylistically. A TRUE JAZZ ORIGINAL - DOWNBEAT, THE BOSTON GLOBE - Andrew Gilbert


"EXTRAORDINARY!........A WORLD CLASS TALENT. Jazz singing at its very best."
- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, - Don Heckman


"ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING JAZZ VOCALIST OF HER GENERATION AND, QUITE POSSIBLY, OF ALL TIME... rivaling the dexterous sass of Sarah Vaughan, the instinctive smarts of Carmen McRae and the scintillating verve of Diana Krall." - JAZZ TIMES - Christopher Loudon


Discography

Doozy 2009
You and The Night and The Music 2007
This Heart of Mine 2003
Passion Flower 2002

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Jackie Ryan, born to a Mexican mother - who often crooned Spanish folk songs - to her as a child, and an Irish/French father, a classically-trained baritone - who sang in several languages predestined that a child would arrive, pre-steeped in music and blessed with a three-and-a-half octave range voice. One could say - and convincingly so - that Jackie Ryan was born to sing. She has sung and recorded with many of the greats in the world of Jazz such as; Clark Terry (at the Monterey Jazz Festival), Toots Thielemans, Barry Harris, Cyrus Chestnut, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Red Holloway, Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt, Ernie Watts, Benny Green (at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival), Tamir Hendelman, Jeff Halmiton, Amina Figarova, Mike Wofford, Jon Mayer, Larry Vuckovich, and Jon Hendricks.