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Photos by Dawson Currie

Photos by Erika Kapin


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PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

“This music speaks to artistic sophistication while addressing the quiet comforts of the medium.” – Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“Absolutely stunning.” – One World Music (UK)

“The result is nothing short of outstanding with Brenda taking full control of her direction and creating a piece of contemporary jazz that is refined and seductive.” – The Jazz Music Blog 

“When a recording is as fine as this, nothing is more welcome than seeing Volume 1 in the title.”  – C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

“Here to play, not play around.” – Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“A stone joy from the opening notes to the close.” – Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

“Stokes is very much her own woman and stamps her individuality on both her singing and her piano playing.” – Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here

…a breezy delight.”
– Time Out New York

“…the first to stand out was pianist-singer Brenda Earle, whose talent gracefully bridges jazz and pop.”
– The Washington Post

“With a mix of originals and covers from Sinatra and Suzanne Vega to our own Finn brothers, Earle demonstrated her mastery of the urban ballad.”
– The Press (New Zealand)

“Her keyboard work throughout embodies lyrical melody, deft harmonies and smart pacing…”
– The Toronto Star

“She has her own way of writing music that meshes fine with modern jazz esthetics.”
– JazzTimes

“…expressive voices and lively piano stylings.”
– The Spill Magazine

“Brenda Earle has a well-trained, sweet-sounding, pure voice and piano and songwriting skills that are displayed ably…”
– All About Jazz

“Earle is an incredibly gifted artist, whose creative instincts continue to bluer the lines between jazz, rock and pop music.”
– Riviting Riffs Magazine