Today I was totally digging on jazz singer Sara Gazarek and her three albums (2 studio, 1 live) because of Paste Magazine (who provided a track on sampler #33) via Rhapsody (who provided the streaming music).
Sara is not as breathy as Diana Krall and not as “old timey” as Madeleine Peyroux; her voice is clear and wonderful and perfectly emotive. Do give her a listen. Her backing band is pretty sweet, too.
For those who are convinced as I am that she and her band are that great, you can see them play here in a few days in Seattle. Sadly, I won’t be able to make it. Go and make me jealous.