Gretchen Parlato

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Gretchen Parlato (born 1976) is an American jazz singer. She has performed and recorded with musicians such as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Marcus Miller and Lionel Loueke.

Parlato's 2014 cd/dvd release, "Live in NYC", received a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, also receiving 4.5 stars in Downbeat Magazine, the dvd hitting #1 iTunes best music video upon release. Her 2011 release The Lost and Found received over 30 national and international awards including iTunes Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and Jazz Critics Poll No. 1 Vocal Album of 2011, and her 2009 sophomore release, In a Dream was positively reviewed by NPR, Jazz Times, the Village Voice, and the Boston Globe. Billboard magazine hailed it as "the most alluring jazz vocal album of 2009".

As of 2013, Parlato is a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 A World of Happiness Various Artists 1
2011 Jazz Divas, The Very Best Of Various Artists 1
2012 Renaissance Marcus Miller 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Moreorless Jazz Two Various Artists 1

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