International jazz vocalist/recording artist and vocal coach, Yvette Norwood-Tiger, is a Detroit native, who hails from a family of musicians. She performs music from great composers such as Porter, Ellington, and the Gershwins, to name a few. Yvette performs vocally clean and pure jazz interpretations with her own vocal styling, emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Her voice is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Yvette also sings in other languages including French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
She performs worldwide and has sat in several times with jazz orchestra - the Cotton Club All Stars, at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, NY. She has also sat in with Latin music artist, Tito Puente, Jr., the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, family members of Celine Dion, and band members of Spyro Gyra - Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman. Yvette now resides in south Florida where she performs extensively, including a recent concert at the Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. She travels frequently and does regular visits to the New York/New Jersey area where she performs to sold out rooms.
Her debut CD, titled Why Not...Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz is a great compilation of popular jazz standards that lends the mind back to the days of the original recordings. Close your eyes while listening to Yvette sing live or on her CD and let the sultry sounds of Yvette Norwood-Tiger take you to a place where jazz was the most celebrated American music genre. Yvette is a true vocal natural in any setting from large music festivals to intimate jazz clubs and private events. She captivates the audience whether she's singing with a piano accompanist; an ensemble featuring piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and/or saxophone; or with a full orchestra.
According to press clippings from the Two River Times (Red Bank, New Jersey), the “swingin' and groovin'” singer's career is “on the fast track.”
Let the sultry sounds of Yvette Norwood-Tiger take you to a place where jazz was the most celebrated American music genre.
Jazz Blues Florida
By Al Kanovsky on March 27, 2015
...Members of Celine Dion's family are in the audience and Celine's sister is invited up by Yvette to sing "La Vie En Rose" in French. Her name is Claudette and she can sing. Yvette joins Claudette to sing it in English and the emotion in Yvette's voice has me and a couple of other "tough" guys with me, tearing up---someone have a tissue?...
By Maureen Nevin
Last Saturday night, which happened also to be First Saturday in Asbury Park, Mattison Park had a great trio, featuring songstress Yvette Norwood-Tiger, billed as a 'Traditional Jazz Vocalist'. Now that might send those who associate jazz with scatting and lots of jarring sounds running for the door, which would be a big mistake. It is so rare to hear her selections -- "Cry Me a River", "God Bless the Child", "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me", "Green Dolphin Street", "They Can't Take that Away from Me"-- because you actually need a real singing voice to do them. Ms. Norwood-Tiger is the kind of accomplished voice one associates with the classically trained female singers of the 30s and 40s. This woman sings the standards the way they were meant to be sung.
Two River Times
By Phil Dorian
It didn't take long for jazz vocalist Yvette Norwood-Tiger to develop a following. After just a few area appearances, the Long Branch resident can count on a large turnout of jazz enthusiasts whenever she's on the bill. Her recent sold-out gig at El Lobo Negro, Asbury Park's jazz and performance hotspot, generated enthusiastic buzz among musicians and fans alike. The swingin' and groovin' singer's career is on the fast track. Whether she is backed with a full jazz ensemble or with a piano accompanist, she sets an authentic jazzy mood for true jazz listeners.
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