Paula-West-Feature“West’s appeal as a performer starts with her rich, velvety contralto, excellent pitch and insinuating sense of swing. She’s not the kind of jazz singer who uses her voice like an instrument, improvising long scat solos. She prefers to lavish attention on a song, sneaking around the edge of a melody, stretching a word here or clipping a phrase there so that each piece sounds as if it was written with her voice in mind.” Andrew Gilbert,

Known for her distinctive repertoire, Paula believes the American Songbook includes such writers as Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Jimmy Webb, and Leonard Cohen

Ms. West adds her own depth and drama to American favorites.

Wine, cheese & charcouterie reception prior

Paula West, vocals
Adam Shulman, piano
John Wittala, bass
Darrell Green, drums
Robert Mondavi Winery

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