Robin Grant is a contemporary, sometimes sultry, sometimes sassy, always jazzy songstress. Her shows consist of many of the beloved Great American Songbook & jazz favorites from the 20,s 30s and 60s combined with her own crowd-pleasing original songs. Her show is reminiscent of the all-time greats like Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday, Natalie Cole & Diana Krall!
Some of the classis songs in Robin's repertoire include:
* Somewhere Over The Rainbow
* I Can't Give You Anything But Love
A native of Chattanooga TN, Robin has been delighting local and national audiences for many years. In her early years she acted and sang in musical theater. She has also performed at countless corporate events, weddings, festivals, concerts and more. She has also toured throughout Europe.
Robin garnered national acclaim with the 2017 recent release of her first all-original CD, 'Good Girls'. The album, a collection of original jazz songs reminiscent of the all-time great standards, debuted at #4 on the iTunes jazz chart.
Robin's soulful stylings may take her listeners back in time, but it's with an edgy delivery and sizzle that resonates with the youthful in body & spirit. Her live shows showcase her flaming vocals throughout her diverse repertoire of all-time-favorites and original compositions.
Robin began her music career at an early age. She developed her performance ability through classical training, by earning her degree in Vocal Performance and by embracing musical theater. She later transitioned into jazz with the help of her mentor, bassist Wilfred Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks is also a native of Chattanooga and toured for many years with Ella Fitzgerald.
Robin's meticulously phrased singing and controlled but inescapable intensity is supported by her talented band, The Standard. The group consists of a team of trained and highly skilled musicians who have proven their ability to captivate and move any audience. While she often performs in concert with the full band, Robin is also available for smaller acoustic shows accompanied by guitar or guitar and cello.
Robin Grant & The Standard are the perfect choice for a top-line experience & top-notch entertainment for any event!
Quotes and Testimonials:
"Robin Grant & The Standard showcase truly artful jazz"
"This is jazz, smooth jazz, chic and sophisticated, an echo of a bygone era when music as art reached a high water mark."
"I had been assured that, “She's really good,” and I had no reason to doubt that, but good lord...she isn't “really good,” she and her band, The Standard, are in every conceivable way phenomenal."
"...listening to Mozart does make you feel smarter, and by the same token, listening to Robin Grant makes you feel cooler, cosmopolitan and urbane."
"The ratio of “would be” jazz singers to actual jazz singers is woefully lopsided in favor of the former, but Robin Grant has a relationship with her voice like a master violinist has with a Stradivarius, and the quality of the instrument is equaled by the skill of the one wielding it."
- Marc Michael, writer for The Pulse Magazine
Grant has a particularly persuasive voice that seems to sink down into your bones and overwhelm any defenses you might have in place.
- Joshua Pickard. Nooga.com
"Our company recently had the memorable pleasure of experiencing a smooth Jazz evening with Robin Grant and the Standard. Her sultry style and stage presence and captivating personality were on glorious display in our intimate setting. But what truly impressed were her incredible vocal range and talents as a songwriter and composer. Not to be outdone, the Standard provided precise accompaniment and relaxing instrumentals during the social part of our evening. Robin and the Standard were simply made for each other.”
- Dean Krech, managing partner JHM Certified Public Accountants
“We're all Jazz fans at heart….who knew! During a recent company party, Robin Grant and the Standard showed us how engaging lyrics, impressive vocal range, tight band accompaniment and phenomenal stage presence can all synchronize at once for a memorable show. Such a bright future ahead for these artists!”