Barbara Morrison

Legendary Jazz Singer

Born in 1949, veteran jazz blues singer Barbara Morrison will visit Japan for the first time in 15 years. He has also performed with artists such as Ray Charles, Dr. John, and Keb Mo from jazz masters such as Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jimmy Smith. A true singer with a soul and blues feel, he is called "Blue Lady" in his hometown LA and continues to be respected. The co-stars are Yu Ooka, a guitarist who has performed at various festivals based in LA and has sessions such as movies, TV and radio music, Jaco Pastorius who has been active in NY for a long time, Masters such as Kenji Hino "JINO", a bassist who co-stars with Herbie Hancock and others, and is also active as a live support and producer for many popular artists after returning to Japan. I want to thoroughly enjoy the real pleasure.

Two by NPR as one of the “50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists,” Barbara Morrison has been pleasing audiences and garnering rave reviews for more than three decades.  In addition to a long list of her own recordings, she has worked with an A-List of. “Who’s Who” in the jazz world. One of the hardest working and busiest jazz and blues entertainers in the business, Barbara Morrison has an impressive discography of recordings that include 3 GrammyH nominations.  It is safe to say that she is among the most recorded

 jazz and blues artists of her generation.

Sydney Australia.   Barbara Morrison

By John Shand and reviewer

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SOMETHING is awry with the perceived hierarchy of contemporary jazz singers. As brilliant as they can be, both Kurt Elling and Dianne Reeves turned in modest performances on their most recent tours, albeit within the constraining context of collaborating with the Sydney Symphony. The other internationally acclaimed singer of the day, Cassandra Wilson, gave a lethargic concert on her only Australian tour a decade ago. Meanwhile at the Sound Lounge on Friday night, an artist barely known outside Sydney, Tina Harrod, carved the air and cleaved hearts with almost every word of every lyric she sang. Then there's Barbara Morrison, who always delivers when she comes to town. If the American could not reach Harrod's emotional intensity, she has other strings to her bow. Spinning yarns and sharing jokes, she inhabits a stage like it's her living room, with each audience member a bosom buddy.  She sledgehammers the blues into submission with a voice as big as a church, while giving us a wink, some lip and a jutting hip.  She also caresses a ballad with tenderness and superlative musicality, her earthy warmth diluting any