DJS Jazz Spotlite Featuring Vocalist Jesse Palter

Jesse PalterFor this DJS Jazz Spotlight we’re showcasing 21 year old vocal sensation Jesse Palter who, through both training and pure instinct, has grown into one of the most recently accomplished and dynamic singers (and songwriters) in the Detroit jazz scene.. Her voice is a flexible, facile instrument wielded by an ambitious and visionary player; it can be sweet or salty, polished or raw, wide in range and broad in stylistic scope, channeling and combining influences such as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Kurt Elling. It’s the voice of someone who has a voracious appetite for growth and is fearless in that pursuit — the perfect equation for a promising future. The musicians in Jesse’s group include Mike Jellick on piano/Rhodes, Ben Williams on bass, and Nate Winn on Drums. Special guests include Dean Moore on Saxophone and Vincent Chandler on Trombone, both of Urban Transport, plus John Douglas of Jazzhead on Trumpet.  Listen as Jesse discusses her music, followed by her original tune, Lovesick from her debut CD Beginning To See The Light available at CD Baby

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Opening Music
Riff3 – Dave Luther,
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Trumpet – Ben Toman
Trumpet – Mark Byerly
Alto Saxophone – Dave Luther
Tenor Saxophone – Keith Kaminski
Trombone – John Rutherford

Background Music – Mark Byerly’s Ressurection available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Closing Music
– Mark Byerly’s Erroenious available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.

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