“A captivating jazz singer...”
Jim Dwyer, New York Times
“She sings with a confidence and assuredness that is quite infectious, and has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a song and make it her own. Timeless and true, O'Connor is the real thing.”
David Malachowski, The Daily Freeman
With her first solo album, New York-based jazz singer, Jeanne O’Connor borrows from the Great American Songbook and reenergizes some old and familiar time- honored songs providing new and vigorous interpretations with her sultry alto vocals. “Something’s Coming,” a Leonard Bernstein composition made famous from the Broadway play “West Side Story,” provides the inspiration for the album and as the title implies, hints at what’s musically in store here…When you’ve finished listening to “Something’s Coming” you may conclude that something more than fine, has just arrived. That something is a very talented vocalist named Jeanne O’Connor whose performance here is sparkling. Congrats on a memorable debut!”
Edward Blanco, ejazznews.com
"Jeanne O'Connor knows all the songs, sings them beautifully - and she really swings."
Michael Bourne, WBGO-FM DJ and host of "Singers Unlimited"
“Jeanne can belt out the innuendoes in Helen Humes's song ‘Million Dollar Secret"’or the shouting joy in Louis Jordan's ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ and can also sustain a ballad such as "Star Dust," without losing the sense or mood of the song."
New York Times
7 Days Magazine
“The other timeless standards from legendary composers such as Richard Rogers, Victor Young, Frank Loesser and Jerome Kern are superbly delivered, with the musical professionalism and grace they deserve…despite her extensive and sophisticated jazz background, her treatment of other simpler musical styles, both in person or on CD, tends to be very natural and personally connected, rather than pandering for casual audience acceptance.”
The Daily Gazette
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