Wendy is a jazz vocalist, and recording artist who has been delivering smart and entertaining jazz performances for over two decades. She consistently receives accolades for her energetic and authentic renditions of jazz standards and her ability to transport an audience with her musical storytelling.
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.
She conceived and wrote a show celebrating the life and music of Rosemary Clooney entitled "Everything Is Rosie" which premiered at the Winter Park Playhouse in Winter Park Florida in 2009 that has been delighting sold-out houses for over a decade. In August of 2021 she debuted her latest tribute show, "Sophisticated Lady: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald" which is also available for booking.
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, the Ole '74 Big Band, the Russ Wilson Orchestra, 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