Wendy Nottonson

Singer Wendy Nottonson of the Rico Barr & The Jump 'N' Jive Review band performs for the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Honoring Doc Noel's 17 Years of Service on February 8th, 2018 at Ashworth by the Sea, Hampton Beach, NH. Matt Parker Photos

Ashworth band picture Feb 201820150417_222522_aaBand at Pitman printscreen across stageWendy with Rico's band 071412 Resized 105 and 1027 x 617Wendy_Larry Roland 12614 cropped a littleAJC old jam - Adam_Sean_Dave print screen Wendy is a very talented vocal musician. A jazz vocalist at her core, she is admired for her strong sense of timing and phrasing. Her influences are diverse. She has a natural place in the lineage of female jazz vocalists. She also has a knack for covering Pop and Classic Rock favorites that withstand the test of time, as well as R&B, Blues, Motown and Folk. Her influences are vast, spanning from Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, and Rebecca Parris; to Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder; to The Beatles, Billy Joel, and Elton John; to James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bonnie Raitt; to Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, and Led Zeppelin, to so many others too numerous to mention.

A native of Massachusetts, Wendy began singing in various vocal harmony groups at age 13, touring throughout New England and with larger ensembles internationally.  She has been a hired studio recording musician.  She produced her first CD , “Lover Man” in 2006.  As a Jazz soloist, she was jam session host for the the Acton Jazz Cafe for 12 years.

“Wendy makes the club seem like a big stage, and she makes the big stage feel like a one-on-one dialogue. Her voice, a beautiful human instrument, broadly represents jazz past, though it is uncompromising, unique and forward-reaching for the jazz present. Ms. Nottonson whispers, lilts, and roars her way through a diverse set of standards and pop tunes, all the while exchanging improvisational jabs with esteemed top-shelf sidemen.”

Dr. Jonathan Lorentz
NH Jazz Presents

 

 CONTACT INFO Band for Hire:
wendy@wendynottonson.com
617-721-0123

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“Wendy makes the club seem like a big stage, and she makes the big stage feel like a one-on-one dialogue. Her voice, a beautiful human instrument, broadly represents jazz past, though it is uncompromising, unique and forward-reaching for the jazz present. Ms. Nottonson whispers, lilts, and roars her way through a diverse set of standards and pop tunes, all the while exchanging improvisational jabs with esteemed top-shelf sidemen.” ~Dr. Jonathan Lorentz, NH Jazz Presents