“Linda is an emerging talent with a captivating smile in her
D’Antoni, The Oregonian A&E and KMHD Radio Host
“Linda has a pure clear voice and a fine appreciate for the
melodic and lyrical end of the jazz spectrum. Excellent
and intonation are her currency, and her jazziness comes from direct
interpretation and communication, with little or no
Her powerful voice is relaxed and welcoming. She is the
of the natural singer.” Jim Corcoran, Newland Jazz, and
former President of The Jazz Society of Oregon
Like many jazz lovers, I grew up surrounded by jazz and it was
contagious . . . Dad played piano, trumpet and flugelhorn, brothers
took up drums, trumpet and sax. As a little girl, I sat in front of the
old stereo console, with headphones bigger than I was, and sang along
with June Christy and the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, The
Singers Unlimited . . . anything I could get my hands on.
My first gig was at the age of 14 with a band called "Metro Fusion"
(big brother was the drummer.) I sang 'Round Midnight, 500 Miles High
and Downstairs at Danny's All Star Joint. I pursued singing jazz
through high school and college, got married and raised my family and
have just recently rediscovered my passion for the music.
KMHD is always on in my car, at work, and at home. I listen
everything, and love it when someone says, “Hey, you should
this tune!” It immediately goes on my list and is
downloaded on Itunes.
I have been singing jazz professionally for the last 4 years, and have
had the privilege of meeting and performing with many of
Portland’s amazing musicians at several of the great jazz
in our area. I enjoy big bands (my first love), but can also
found tucked away in little wine bars with a duo or trio. I
working on my first CD, and am looking forward to what lies ahead.
Hope to see you around town!
Lyman Trio - March 6, 2009
Interview - January 2007
DeNardo Trio - January 13, 2007
Drum Clinic - October 27, 2006
with Art Abrams - October 5, 2006
Club Sandwich - August 30,2006