JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2010 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Gwyneth Herbert at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Gwyneth Herbert was a complete surprise and she is almost impossible to pin down. She covers songs by Neil Young, Dolly Parton and Portishead but she does it all like a jazz cabaret singer. Her voice reminded us of Marianne Faithful when she had a voice. She is an entertainer first and she has picked the perfect musicial accompaniment to let her shine. The acoustic guitar and bass playing was stripped to the core and right on. She played piano, drum and closed the night wandering through the crowd with a ukulele singing a beautiful lullaby. We loved it. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next