Gretchen Parlato - Lotos Jazz Festival

Gretchen Parlato's 2009 sophomore breakthrough, In a Dream, signaled the arrival of an incredibly inventive modern jazz singer. Her follow-up, The Lost and Found, demonstrates that she has staying power. In a Dream garnered international acclaim with Billboard magazine hailing it as 'the most alluring jazz vocal album of 2009'; it also made it onto the top year-end polls for Jazz Times, the Boston Globe, the Village Voice and NPR. The Lost and Found shows immediate weight and intensity, exposing a greater dynamic range. 'I feel like I stepped out of my own way and allowed myself to be more revealing and vulnerable through the music,' reflects Parlato. (60 min)