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ANGIE WELLS @ Feinstein’s at Vitello’s
January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$20
ANGIE WELLS has a smokey well rounded voice that can give listeners goosebumps on a ballad and then turn around to get them tapping their feet when she swings. She has the ability to entertain her audience in a way that is truly captivating. She gives a show in the true sense of the word with glamorous costume changes, humorous banter and a voice that keeps her audience hanging on to every note. She truly believes a performance is a symbiotic exchange of energy between herself and her audience and gives her all at every moment.
Her performance as part of the 24th annual Jazz at LACMA series earned her a standing ovation and a wonderful critique by jazz journalist Scott Yanow in LA Jazz Weekly.
Angie began her singing career in an intimate little supper club in St. Germain des Pres in Paris when she joined the trio playing that night for a few tunes. Since then she has returned to France to tour with French pianist Raphael Lemonnier and has played and recorded at home with some of America’s best jazz musicians including John Belzaguy, Clayton Cameron, Carl Burnett, Bill Cunliffe, Quentin Dennard, Kenny Elliott,
Tim Emmons, Christian Euman, Henry Franklin, Sam Hirsh, Jim Hughart, Harry Kim, Paul Kreibich, James Leary, Joe LaBarbera, Jack Lecompte, Edwin Livingston, Trevor Ware, Tom Warrington and Doug Webb. She has performed as guest vocalist with Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and with New Orleans’ own Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers at The Telluride Jazz Festival and The San Jose Summer Jazz Fest.
Angie’s official debut CD with Raphael Lemonnier titled
LOVE and MISCHIEF was released in 2017 and has received a series of noteworthy reviews.
“Angie Wells is an impressive young singer who has had success in France. She has a beautiful voice, a quietly expressive style, and is particularly rewarding when singing a lowdown blues or making every note count on a slow ballad. She consistently puts a lot of feeling and understanding into the lyrics that she interprets.” – Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
“Angie Wells is a jazz singer with a rich beautiful sound and a big beat. She understands the meaning of a lyric and really makes it come alive. It is a pleasure to work with her and I know people will enjoy her.”
– Bill Cunliffe, Grammy-winning jazz pianist, composer, and arranger
“Angie Wells is a fine new voice who knows how to deliver great tunes: swinging and soulful.”
– Joe LaBarbera, jazz drummer
“Angie Wells has a warm, beautiful voice. She gets inside a lyric and tells you the story. She lights up the room as she weaves her way through the Great American Songbook. She’s definitely one of the talented and dedicated new jazz singers who should be heard.” – Mike Campbell, jazz vocalist