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Denise Perrier- A Diva from a Golden Age
Denise Perrier has built an international reputation performing in festivals, concert halls, jazz clubs, etc. Born in Louisiana and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area she grew up among many of the greats of the jazz world. In her early twenties, Louis
Armstrong heard her singing at the Fairmont Hotel and hired herfor his Las Vegas review.
Ms Perrier was the featured vocalist on Jack McDuff’sGrammy nominated CD, “Color Me Blue,” with George Bensonand others. She co-produced a CD with renowned saxophoni
Houston Person, “I Wanna be Loved.” While in Russia she recorded a live CD with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has recorded two live CD’s in the Bay Area-one at therenowned “Yoshi’s, Oakland” and the other at the historic San
Francisco club, “Jazz at Pearls.” She is also featured on severalBig Band compilations in the US, Japan and Russia.
She has played many major cities: Paris, Venice, Milan,Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg (She was the first non- classical
artist to be invited to sing at the Hermitage), Rio de Janeiro,Tokyo, San Miguel de Allende, Guadalajara, la Ciudad de Mexico
are just a few of the major venues where she has headlined.
Lately she has concentrated on the US and has performedat Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola where she sold out 6shows in a weekend. She has appeared at SFJazz as theheadliner as well as a featured guest with other artists. In 2011and 2015 she did shows at The Hotel Nikko’s Razz Room (nowFeinstein’s). This show was built around Dinah Washington andBessie Smith.
Festivals where she has been invited to perform include: NewOrleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, SanJose Jazz Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival of SanMiguel de Allende, The Havana Jazz Festival and other venues in the US, Mexico and Brazil.
In November of 2016 she was the headliner at the 12th Annual Vladivostok
Jazz festival in Russia. In January of 2018 she appeared in three different venues of the Havana Jazz festival as well as appearing on the national arts television show.
Currently she is engaged in producing a new, live CD. When that project is completed she will begin to tour again in Western Europe, Russia and Asia, revisiting and performing with old friends.
Whether performing in an intimate Jazz Supper Club like “Feinstein’s,” or a large venue like New York City’s “Jazz at Lincoln Center”; whether singing a haunting melody like Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Dindi,” or laying down a smoking version of TeddyEdwards, “Don’t Touch Me” Denise Perrier leaves her audiences
wanting more.



Ms Perrier’s CDs may be found on “You Tube.”

She is represented by CR Cusic at #308 Artist Management,

ccusic@pacbell.net  415 336-4717




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