She fills torch songs with sensual longing, then makes abstract vocal improvisations feel intimate as meaningful conversation . . . highly recommended for anyone who believes in the timeless essence of cool.     – Chuck Graham, Tucson Citizen

A woman of great intelligence and refined taste. . . yet, her warm, open rapport with the audience allowed us to willingly enter into her world of music. . . her power lies in a slow seduction, something quiet and sly and confident, which ultimately wins you over. She pulls you into her spell. — Kevin Scott Hall,

a superb singer. . . a highly original performer with a sultry, late-night sound. 
- Andrew Gilbert, Contra Costa Times

Easily superior to the ever expanding population in the singer/songwriter category.
- Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence

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Refusing, in utterly refreshing ways, to follow each song's furrowed emotional path,
she instead opens them up for wider examination.  - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes