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Wendy Jones and Phillip Whack onstage with the Richard Shulman Group at Club Bonafide in NYC - September 2018

 

Wendy is a professional vocalist and recording artist who has been delivering smart and arresting jazz to NC and in the process has become a highly sought after artist throughout the region.  She consistently receives accolades for her energetic and distinctive renditions of gypsy jazz, jazz standards, modern jazz, and original jazz.

A versatile vocalist, Wendy has appeared on stages from NYC to Chicago to Tokyo and has performed with artists such as NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, legendary jazz guitarist Howard Alden, jazz violinist Christian Howes, Crystal Gale and has sung backup for the alternative hip hop group Deltron 3030.  She has appeared at Club Bonafide in NYC, the Jazz Arts Initiative in Charlotte, the Mountain Oasis Music Festival, the Spartanburg Jazz Festival, Our World Festival, and the Django Reinhardt Festival in Asheville, NC.

In addition to singing with her own jazz quartet, she is also the featured vocalist with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, the Michael Jefry Stevens Trio, the Steve Watson Trio, and the Richard Shulman Group.

In 2018 she recorded with both the Steve Watson Trio and the Richard Shulman Group. Richard Shulman's CD "Turned Into Lemonade" and Steve Watson's "Reflections" were both released in the spring of 2018.

 



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TURNED INTO LEMONADE REVIEWS:

http://contemporaryfusionreviews.com/highly-inventive-original-jazz-the-richard-shulman-group-turned-into-lemonade/

http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2018/05/cd-review-richard-shulman-group-turned.html

http://blog.musoscribe.com/index.php/2018/09/26/album-review-richard-shulman-trio-turned-into-lemonade/

 

 

 

Performing with NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold


  

 

Performing with Rick Dilling and Time Check - June 2018

Wendy is a proud member of:

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing - NC NATS Executive Board 
  • Jazz Education Network
  • National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy's) - Voting Member
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference
  • Actors' Equity Association
  • Pan-American Vocology Association 
  • New York Singing Teachers Association 
  • The Voice Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

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(Wendy) "possesses a rich voice and that ineffable quality that allows certain performers to glow from within. She dazzled every time she was onstage." - Nancy Stetson, Naples Daily News - Naples, Florida

 

"Wendy is always pushing herself to expand her repertoire into more difficult material.  She's not afraid of a challenging piece of music and her pitch and vocal control are so precise, she's able to tackle difficult material and nail it." Bassist Zack Page - Rapid River Arts and Culture Magazine

 

“The singer’s distinctive and sometimes-haunting voice proves to be very effective no matter what the mood of the piece. She gives sensitivity to each selection that she interprets and displays a complete understanding of the lyrics while swinging at every tempo.”

- Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist and Music Critic (Los Angeles, CA) 

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  • March 9, 2019
    Temple of Israel, Greenville, SC
     
  • March 24, 2019
    White Horse Black Mountain, Black Mountain, NC
     
  • March 31, 2019
    Barley's Taproom, Asheville, NC
     

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