DUCHESS meets Esperanza Spalding
The amazing Esperanza Spalding made a cameo at the Jazz Standard for Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O show. She loved DUCHESS and DUCHESS loved her!
With Cecile McLorin Salvant at the Jazz Standard
This star vocalist was a delight both on- and offstage!
With Matt Wilson at the Jazz Standard
DUCHESS had an absolute ball performing alongside Matt Wilson and a cavalcade of jazz stars at his annual "Christmas Tree-O" shows.
Ringing in the season with Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O at the Jazz Standard
Photo by Matt Merewitz.
Kurt Elling at Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
Kurt's hipness and humor have become holiday traditions.
With Marilyn Maye (photo credit: Kevin Alvey)
The Hugh Martin Centennial, conceived and curated by Will Friedwald, at Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms Festival.
With Jane Monheit
Guesting with brilliant vocalist Jane Monheit at Birdland, the Jazz Corner of the World (Nov. 2014).
Backstage selfie with Jane Monheit
Hijinks and hilarity backstage at Birdland with the great Jane Monheit
With Vince Giordano
Guest appearance with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, of "Boardwalk Empire" fame, at NYC's Iguana (Oct. 2014).
With Wycliffe & Misha
With trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon and nightlife impresario Michael "Misha" Katsobashvili
With Gene Bertoncini
Guesting with guitar legend Gene Bertoncini at St. Peter's All Nite Soul (Oct. 2014)
With Matt Wilson
Incredible (and incredibly fun!) drummer Matt Wilson brought DUCHESS onstage during his run at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (October 2014)
Ukuleles and girl-on-girl harmony
DUCHESS debuted on ukulele for celebrated author and journalist Will Friedwald's birthday luau (Sept. 2014)
With Will Friedwald
Happy birthday, Will!
At 55 Bar
Singing, swinging, and having a ball at the 55 Bar in Greenwich Village! Photo by Jeff Evans
Classic DUCHESS "El Tigre" pose with the fellas at 55 Bar!
Photo by Jeff Evans
...trust us, we sing, too!
Backstage at Birdland
DUCHESS' Birdland debut!
With Cow Bop's Bruce Forman
Singing and swinging on Route 66 with L.A.'s swingingest bebop cowboys, Cow Bop, helmed by brilliant guitarist Bruce Forman!
Group kazoo solo
DUCHESS and Cow Bop's Pinto Pammy taking a group kazoo solo at the Blue Door in Oklahoma!
Duchess & Pinto Pammy
With Pinto Pammy of Cow Bop at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
DUCHESS at the historic, gorgeous Coleman Theatre in Miami, OK as part of the Route 66 Linear Music Festival
Cow Bop & DUCHESS
What a great tour! July 2014
With Dawn Hampton
DUCHESS with legendary swing dancer, singer, and teacher, Dawn Hampton at Swing 46 in NYC
With Matt Wilson
DUCHESS' debut at the Jazz Standard, guesting with Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O! Dec. 2013
There may have been a little wine involved....
A pre-gig rehearsal in coordinating polka dots at the Anzic Records office.
...ready to take the stage!
This star vocalist was delightful in every way!