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Perrier has built an international reputation performing in
festivals, concert halls, jazz clubs, and other jazz venues around
the world. Born in Louisiana and raised in the San Francisco Bay
Area, she grew up among jazz greats.
In 1993 she was
featured on Jack McDuff’s Grammy-nominated CD, “Color Me Blue.” In
1996 she co-produced “I Wanna Be Loved” with renowned saxophonist
Houston Person, followed by live recordings: with Russia’s
Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra , “Live at Yoshi’s” and “The
Second Time Around” (2007) with Houston Person at San Francisco’s
Pearl’s Jazz Club. She has also produced “East Meets West” (2001)
and has been featured on several big band compilations in the US,
Japan and Russia.
Whether performing in an intimate supper club like Feinstein's or a large venue like New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, singing a haunting melody like Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Dindi” or laying down a smoking version of Teddy Edwards’ “Don’t Touch Me,” Denise Perrier thrills audiences with her sultry contralto and emotional lyric interpretation.
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