About Jane Blackstone

About Jane...

"Jane Blackstone's appealing voice, subtle improvising and solid sense of swing at all tempoes makes her a new jazz singer well worth watching. She is heard in inspired form throughout her excellent CD Natural Habitat/nyc ." Scott Yanow, Editor, All Music Guide to Jazz

"New Yorker Jane Blackstone strikes me as an accomplished technician... Blessed with superb control and a boisterous musicality " Chris Loudon, Jazz Times, Sept.2002.

"Blackstone has the sound, rhythm and heart of a jazz singer." Don Heckman, LA Times

"Quality jazz at its best... Blackstone is truly one with her sound. We recommend her CD highly." Esoundz.

"It's so nice to hear all of the dedication to vocal delivery. Jane, you have your own special style, and in no way are you a copy-cat artist; unique and memorable CD. " Penelope Williams, Chair, Womens Caucus, IAJE, Board of Governor, NARAS

She sings like she's playing a saxophone, range, slurs and flexibility. I like Jane and will be playing her new CD "natural habitat/nyc". Jack Simpson, Jazz on the Beach, WUCF, Orlando, FL "Jane, I really enjoyed natural habitat / nyc. (It cheered me up and I wasn't even sad)." Carla Bley, ECM Recording Artist

"Jane Blackstone is a pure jazz singer, seemingly a rare commodity these days, needing no pop affectations or phony multi-culturalism to get her message across." Michael G. Nastos ; Cadence Magazine, WEMU, 89.1FM


"The excellent performance of vocalist Jane Blackstone was an anticipated culmination of the celebration of the cycle "Jazzology." Blackstone takes her voice along risky paths, which she handles with great easiness" La Nacion - Buenos Aires

"She has the rare gift of being able to write songs that make you think, and move your heart and tap your feet at the same time." Russell Shaw, Billboard

"Her singing is joyous and unexpecte..." The New York Times

"Ms. Blackstone 'connects.' Whether in the most intimate club setting or performing with an orchestra in a outdoor festival, she is the consummate artist-more angel than diva….A soulful yet swinging performer..." jazz beat, nyc