Singer Jackie Ryan’s life in music

Jackie Ryan and Seattle pianist, Randy Halberstadt, perform live in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios on March 11, 2013.  Credit Justin Steyer
Jackie Ryan and Seattle pianist, Randy Halberstadt, perform live in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios on March 11, 2013. Credit Justin Steyer

In this studio session singer, Jackie Ryan, gives us three of her favorites:  a gospel-tinged version of Accentuate The Positive, a beautiful reading of I Loves You, Porgy and the Spanish-language song, La Puerta, dedicated to her mother.

As you’ll hear Jackie  say in this interview, she grew up singing.  After years as a touring R&B singer, Jackie discovered jazz and never looked back.  Today, she’s one of America’s finest jazz singers. 

Jackie talked with Abe Beeson about growing up in a musical family, and what a treat it was to have her latest CD produced by John Clayton, a premier bassist and co-leader of The Clayton-Hamilton Big Band.

Jackie also loves to talk about her music; where the songs came from, how she discovered them and what they mean to her.  

Seattle jazz pianist, Randy Halberstadt, accompanies Jackie in this session.

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