Michael Jodell

Michael Jodell

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

A spare and lush mix of pop melodies, jazz chords and intimate vocals that ride a ribbon of breath and lilt.

Biography

After playing for years in the clubs of Salt Lake City, UT (voted best female vocalist City Weekly reader's poll 1995-1997), Michael moved to Portland, OR where her milky melodies meshed beautifully with the weeping skies. "Possessing one of the dozen or so most amazing human voices this reviewer has ever heard in action, this gal is, as they say, going places." - Willamette Week 9/03.

What sets Michael Jodell apart is a combination of uniquely crafted songs and a voice that has garnered much acclaim.

"Jodell possesses a resonant voice full of torch and smoke. She leans towards country, but infuses her music with mature chords and subtle vocal shadings." Oregonian, 8/03.

Michael's live performance is powerful and dynamic. "From Jodell comes one of the clearest, sturdiest, supplest voices to grace a hometown stage in ages." Willamette Week, 12/02.

Michael is currently finishing her debut solo CD, entitled "Falling". Her vocals can also be heard backing up such Portland greats as Pete Krebs on his record "I Know it By Heart" and Fernando Viciconte's "Enter to Exit", as well as upcoming releases by Ezra Holbrook, The Don of Division Street and Lotus Isle.

"For my money, the finest female singer in town - and probably the best regardless of gender, is Ms. Michael Jodell...." Willamette Week, 01/06.

Discography

Big Blue - EP 2007
Falling - 2008