Rebecca Sayre

Rebecca Sayre

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

One of Nashville’s premier jazz vocalists… among the city’s jazz elite. An elegant stylist with a clear tone and an easy sense of swing…” ~ Nashville Scene

Biography

One of Nashville’s premier jazz vocalists… among the city’s jazz elite.  An elegant stylist with a clear tone and an easy sense of swing…” ~  Nashville Scene

Rebecca Sayre touches her audiences with songs about innocence, real love and romance.  Original compositions shine and swing alongside Jazz gems inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Jobim, Carmen McCrae and others.

Rebecca’s musical career began to take off when she started singing in Nashville’s acclaimed original swing band, BadaBing BadaBoom.  Later, her solo jazz standards debut, This is Always, recorded with veteran pianist Beegie Adair, reached the TOP 50 in the JazzWeek Album charts and earned praise from critics such as “Sayre’s phrasing is utmost perfection....”

Inspired by the likes of Eddie Jefferson and John Hendricks, Rebecca wrote lyrics to a Quincy Jones composition called “Count ‘Em”, a Count Basie hit.  The lyrical version of the song was named “Homecoming” and was recorded by Nashville’s Third Coast Vocals.

For her second release, Sayre picked up the guitar for the first time in several years and began writing with Eddie Mugavero, BadaBing’s prolific songwriter.  The partnership blossomed into her award-winning songwriting debut, New Girl, which blends together elements of jazz, blues and folk. Performing Songwriter Magazine named Rebecca as “…a stunning new talent.... every song a standout”.  The title cut was featured on Fox TV’s, So You Think You Can Dance.  In 2012, Sayre released the EP Play, which includes four lush tracks that subtly invite her distinct jazz stylings, and create a warm blend R & B and Jazz/Folk.

Most recently, Rebecca and Charlie Chadwick have created a bass & vocal duo which allows for uniquely intimate and inviting presentations of established material. 


Lyrics

I'm Your Present

Written By: Eddie Mugavero

I’M YOUR PRESENT

I’M YOUR PRESENT. OPEN ME FIRST.
YOU WERE A BAD BOY AND YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVE.
I’M WRAPPED IN LOVE TODAY
GONNA JINGLE YOUR BELLS BABY, ALL THE WAY
BEEN SAVIN’ UP FOR THIS ALL YEAR
AND I DON’T CARE IF IT SNOWS OR RAINS, DEAR
I'M GONNA KEEP YOU WARM THIS CHRISTMAS MORN, I'M YOURS.

I'M YOUR PRESENT. WHO NEEDS TOYS?
I'M YOUR SUGAR PLUM, YOU LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
C’MON AND SHAKE MY TREE
GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A SLEIGH RIDE, MAKE YOU SHOUT WITH GLEE
GOT STOCKINGS FULL OF GOODIES FOR YOU
LET THE CHESTNUTS BURN BABY, WE WILL TOO.
UNTIE MY BOW - HO HO HO I'M YOURS.
I'M YOUR PRESENT.

I'M YOUR PRESENT. NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
DON’T NEED NO BATTERIES, I NEVER GET TIRED.
NO NEED TO WIND ME UP AT ALL.
I'M YOUR LIVIN’, I'M YOUR BREATHIN’ BARBIE DOLL.
BABY, WHEN YOU MADE YOUR LIST
WERE YOU WISHIN’ AND A HOPIN’ FOR A GIFT LIKE THIS?
WELL IT’S A LITTLE TOO LATE - ‘CAUSE I CANT BE EXCHANGED
I’M YOURS…I’M YOUR PRESENT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY.
I’M YOUR PRESENT.

I'm Your Present

Written By: Eddie Mugavero & Rebecca Sayre

I’M YOUR PRESENT

I’M YOUR PRESENT. OPEN ME FIRST.
YOU WERE A BAD BOY AND YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVE.
I’M WRAPPED IN LOVE TODAY
GONNA JINGLE YOUR BELLS BABY, ALL THE WAY
BEEN SAVIN’ UP FOR THIS ALL YEAR
AND I DON’T CARE IF IT SNOWS OR RAINS, DEAR
I'M GONNA KEEP YOU WARM THIS CHRISTMAS MORN, I'M YOURS.

I'M YOUR PRESENT. WHO NEEDS TOYS?
I'M YOUR SUGAR PLUM, YOU LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
C’MON AND SHAKE MY TREE
GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A SLEIGH RIDE, MAKE YOU SHOUT WITH GLEE
GOT STOCKINGS FULL OF GOODIES FOR YOU
LET THE CHESTNUTS BURN BABY, WE WILL TOO.
UNTIE MY BOW - HO HO HO I'M YOURS.
I'M YOUR PRESENT.

I'M YOUR PRESENT. NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
DON’T NEED NO BATTERIES, I NEVER GET TIRED.
NO NEED TO WIND ME UP AT ALL.
I'M YOUR LIVIN’, I'M YOUR BREATHIN’ BARBIE DOLL.
BABY, WHEN YOU MADE YOUR LIST
WERE YOU WISHIN’ AND A HOPIN’ FOR A GIFT LIKE THIS?
WELL IT’S A LITTLE TOO LATE - ‘CAUSE I CANT BE EXCHANGED
I’M YOURS…I’M YOUR PRESENT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY.
I’M YOUR PRESENT.

Discography

"Play" EP, 2012- Featured on Women of Substance Online Radio.

"New Girl" EP, 2008 - Now playing on Pandora Radio, Women of Substance Radio and other internet radio.

This is Always, 2003 - #47 on the National JazzWeek Album Charts, 2005. Nationwide Radio airplay and multiple streaming sites.

Set List

IT DON'T MEAN A THING
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
FLY ME TO THE MOON
NIGHT AND DAY
BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
ROUTE 66
HONEY SUCKLE ROSE
LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE
CLOSE YOUR EYES
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
IT HAD TO BE YOU
CARAVAN
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T...
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
NO MOON AT ALL

SUGAR
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE
GET OUT OF TOWN
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
OLD DEVIL MOON
CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS)
LULLABY OF THE LEAVES
CARAVAN
GAROTA DE IPANEMA
CLOSE YOUR EYES
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL
EAST OF THE SUN
WHAT'S YOUR STORY, MORNING GLORY
DEVIL MAY CARE
I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
AND MORE...!