Vocalist Paula Cole Interviewed at AAJ
Paula Cole is perhaps one of the greatest jazz voices caught in modern-day times. What most vocalists hope to achieve within their art, Paula Cole can do in one song and, more often than not, in one take. With an ability to showcase seemingly effortless and incredible range and control, Cole has achieved mainstream success, winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist" in 1997, and garnering several platinum records. Cole is back and better than ever with Courage (Decca, 2007).
Cole entered the Berklee College of Music at age eighteen, where she studied jazz singing and improvisation. On her collaborations with such famed musicians as Chris Botti and Jeff Lorber, she has demonstrated the jazz sensibility and ingenuity of a truly great jazz singer.
Courage is somewhat of a departure from her past albums in that there is a definite jazz air to it, and the result is impressive both artistically and personally.
All About Jazz contributor Katrina-Kasey Wheeler spoke to Cole about how the songstress' life has changed, and her plans for the future.
Check out Paula Cole: Courage at AAJ today!