2020 PERFORMING ARTISTS
2020 PERFORMING ARTISTS
Yvette Norwood-Tiger is an international jazz vocalist, recording artist, songwriter, The Recording Academy (GRAMMY) voting member, and founder/director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival. She is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. Her CDs, A'LA ELLA! and whY NoT... Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz, features music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins. Yvette’s newly released CD, LOVE IS, is a wonderful compilation of great jazz standards and original songs and music. Her general repertoire includes jazz standards, bebop, and Latin jazz. She performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the Great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Yvette performs jazz songs in six languages including English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Xhosa. Her vocal styling and texture is often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
She performs internationally at historic jazz venues and has sat in with jazz orchestra The Cotton Club All Stars at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, NY. She has also sat in with Latin music artist, Tito Puente, Jr., the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, family members of Celine Dion, and Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Yvette resides in south Florida where she performs extensively, including performances at the Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the Arts Garage, and the Cultural Council of the Arts of Palm Beach County. Yvette performs sold out/standing room only concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, the Muizenberg Jazz Festival in Cape Town South Africa, as well as at one of the top jazz venues in Berlin, Germany (B-Flat Jazz Club). She performs at Palais des Beaux-Arts (Bozar) in Brussels, Belgium in addition to various venues in New Jersey, New York (Birdland), Florida and Michigan (Cliff Bell’s). Yvette recently performed sold out/standing room only concerts at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, Florida and at Royal Albert Hall (her second concert at Royal Albert Hall in less than nine months) titled “WORLD TOUR OF JAZZ”, which she performs jazz songs written by composers from around the world. Her recent performance at the historic jazz club Cliff Bell’s in Detroit was also a sold out/standing room only event. Yvette’s CD, A’LA ELLA! is a celebration of the life and works of Ella Fitzgerald and is played on radio stations around the world and was on JazzWeek jazz charts for 6 straight weeks. Yvette was recently featured in short film titled "Art Meets Jazz on J Street". A film produced and directed by south Florida film maker, James Venable. Art Meets Jazz on J Street was presented at the Boynton Beach Short Film Festival and at the Northeast Film Festival in Teaneck, NJ, and is the winner of the 2018 Wavelengths Awards. “The swingin’ and groovin' singer’s career is on the fast track. Whether she is backed with a full jazz ensemble or with a piano accompanist, she sets an authentic jazzy mood for true jazz listeners.”- Phil Dorian, Two River Times (Rumson, New Jersey).