Wendy is a jazz vocalist, recording artist, and cabaret performer who has been delivering smart and arresting jazz to audiences for over a decade. She consistently receives accolades for her energetic and authentic renditions of big band, jazz standards, originals, and gypsy jazz.
She has appeared on stages from NYC to Chicago to Tokyo and has performed with artists such as NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, legendary jazz guitarist Howard Alden, jazz violinist Christian Howes, Crystal Gale and has sung backup for the alternative hip hop group Deltron 3030. She has appeared at Club Bonafide in NYC, the Jazz Arts Initiative in Charlotte, the Mountain Oasis Music Festival, the Spartanburg Jazz Festival, Our World Festival, and the Django Reinhardt Festival in Asheville, NC.
In addition to singing with her own jazz quartet, she is also the featured vocalist with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, the Michael Jefry Stevens Trio, the Steve Watson Trio, and the Richard Shulman Group.
“The singer’s distinctive and sometimes-haunting voice proves to be very effective no matter what the mood of the piece. She gives sensitivity to each selection that she interprets and displays a complete understanding of the lyrics while swinging at every tempo.”
- Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist and Music Critic (Los Angeles, CA)
(Wendy) "possesses a rich voice and that ineffable quality that allows certain performers to glow from within. She dazzled every time she was onstage." - Nancy Stetson, Naples Daily News - Naples, Florida
Wendy Jones Quartet album featuring the music of album pianist and composer Michael Jefry Stevens. With Zack Page-bass and Rick Dilling Drums.
"Regularly performing with her quartet, Wendy Jones sings jazz in North Carolina but, on evidence of the music on Perfect Dream, she is destined to be much better known.' - Scott Yanow, Jazz journalist, critic, and author (Los Angeles, CA)
Turned Into Lemonade
"Melodic and dynamic, The Richard Shulman Group’s “Turned into Lemonade” envelopes the listener in an uplifting tapestry of beauty. Gorgeous piano and saxophone are joined by acoustic bass and drums in a flowing interactive style. Three extraordinary vocal tracks express transformation to gratitude and finding peace.