Yvette Norwood-Tiger, international jazz vocalist and recording artist, songwriter, vocal coach, Recording Academy (Grammy) recording and voting member, and founder/director of Palm Beach International Jazz Festival (www.palmbeachinternationaljazzfestival.org), is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. Her CDs, A’LA ELLA! and whY NoT… Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz feature music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins. Yvette performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Her vocal styling and texture is often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. In addition to traditional jazz, her repertoire includes traditional gospel, Latin jazz, classic songs from popular music, and arias of the great composers such as Puccini. She also performs songs in other languages which includes French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Her mission in music is to uplift, inspire, and heal the heart, mind and spirit of the listener.
Yvette will be backed by the Scott Gwinnell Trio, wsg trumpet player, Dr. Jesse McGuire, coming in from Arizona.