Welcome to Wildbird Records, representing the music of classic jazz vocalist, Robin Gregory. Ms. Gregory is available for private functions, corporate events, jazz festivals, voice over projects, commercial and print advertising. For booking info, please contact info@mimallc.com. 

"Ms. Gregory is a skillful interpreter of the ‘Great American Songbook’.  She carefully takes these heirloom jewels from their treasure box, and polishes them to a brilliant sheen, reflecting their intention into the hearts of her listeners, drawing them into the romance of her music.  Her tone has caused people to compare her to almost every great, seminal, jazz vocalist"

About

Ms. Gregory hails from the Eastern Seaboard, having grown up in Washington, DC, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, during a fertile period of musical innovation in the Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Blues fields. As such, she was surrounded and influenced by these rhythms, from a very early age. She specializes in the “Great American Songbook”, and her extensive repertoire of popular jazz standards bespeaks that upbringing. Her smooth and mellow timbre reflects an amalgam of influences that she attributes to the vocalists and instrumentalists who were the seminal innovators of jazzmusic, during its formative period. Some say her voice reminds them of warm honey. She considers some of her greatest influences to be Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Scott, Nat “King” Cole, Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta Jones, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Johnny Mathis, Nancy Wilson, and Louis Jordan. A former member and soloist with the Oakland Jazz Choir, Ms Gregory has performed in many Bay Area venues over the years, both with that aggregation, and as a solo performer, with her own, very fine, rhythm section. These include the San Francisco Jazz & Wine Festival, the Stanislaus Jazz Festival, the Dunsmuir Jazz & Blues Festival, the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, The Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz & Wine Festival, New Orleans by the Bay, the Kabuki Theatre, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Great American Music Hall, Kimball’s East, Anna's Jazz Island and smaller clubs, restaurants, and outside music venues throughout the Bay Area.  Melanie Berzon, of KCMS radio has called her a Bay Area treasure.  Both “Honeysuckle Rose”, and "Something to Live For", Ms Gregory’s CD releases on the Wildbird Records label, are available on CD Baby.com. 

Honeysuckle Rose

Robin Gregory

Ms Gregory provides an intimate listening experience, not superficial, but deeply emotional. She has a very unique, distinctive style, yet there are reflections of many of the great jazz divas, with a remarkable similarity in tone to that of Chris Connor

"If you think about it, many of the most memorable jazz recordings through the years have had a high degree of sensuality. That goes for instrumentals, as well as vocals. Of course, it was true of Lady Day, and Sarah Vaughan, but it's equally true of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Bill Evans. Robin Gregory continues in that luscious tradition. Her velvet voice and lovely phrasing speaks to your ears and gently caresses your heart." - Bud Spangler, music producer

"Robin Gregory uses dusky contralto tones, subtle phrasing, and crystalline enunciation to draw the listener into the romance of her thoughtfully chosen material, from "Funny (Not Much)" and "Mood Indigo" to "Poor Butterfly", and the title track. Her musical portraits are elegantly framed by pianist-arranger, Bliss Rodriguez; bassist, Michael Jones; and drummer, Jimmy Robinson" - Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express

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