Gretchen Parlato 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 Jazz Critics Poll #1 Vocal Album of 2011 and iTunes Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and her 2009 sophomore release, In a Dream was positively reviewed by NPR, Jazz Times, the Boston Globe and was the Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll #1 Vocal Album of 2009. 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.