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Great American Song Book...

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Blue Skies
After You've Gone
Some of these Days
The Gypsy In My Soul

Golden Earrings

Dream
Blue Moon
Makin' Whoopie
Goody, Goody
Sentimental Journey

Candy
Ruby (It's You)
East of the Sun
Sunny
Some Day You'll Want Me To Want You
Mad About Him Blues
Candy Store Blues

Love Letters
The Shadow of Your Smile
You Made Me Love You
Cry Me A River
My Funny Valentine
I'll Be Seeing You
Don't Blame Me

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Nature Boy
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Ain't Misbehaven'
There Will Never Be Another You
I Don't Know Why (I love you like I do)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Embraceable You
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
April Showers
Stormy Weather
Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy
S'Wonderful
Summer Time
Make Love To Me

What A Difference A Day Made
You Don't Know Me
Am I Blue
Because Of You
Some Day He'll Come Along
What'll I Do?
I've Got The World On A String
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

Fools Rush In
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Sunny Side of the Street
At Last
Night and Day

Why Try To Change Me Now
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Blues In The Night

House Of The Rising Sun
Black Coffee
I Really Think That We Could Make It
Blues in G
Come Rain Or Come Shine
It Had To Be You
Bye Bye Love

By The Time I Get To Phoenix
I'll Be Seeing You

Dance Me To The End Of Love
Too Young
Secret Love
My Old Flame
The Gypsy In My Soul
Guilty

Love Me Or Leave Me
Candy
Mad About Him Blues
Good Humor Man

He Touched Me
Some Country too...

Crazy

Right Or Wrong

Walkin' After Midnight
I Can't Help It
Please Release Me Let Me Go
Your Cheatin' Heart
Anytime
He'll Have To Go
Make The World Go Away
You Win Again
Gonna Find Me A Blue Bird
Some Christmas too...

I'll Be Home For Christmas
I'll Have A Blue Christmas Without You
White Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissin' Santa Claus
Silver Bells
Silent Night
Santa Baby
Partial Song List
jazz - blues - country
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LAJazz Review

Great performances can't be ignored. They make you stop people from
talking around you. That's what Jaress did on this night. Extremely patient
(Shirley Horn-like), solid and thick vocals, trust in the band and just good
old storytelling made her time on the mic a real pleasure. I'd like to hear
this singer, live, as often as possible. Top-notch work here."
- LAJazz Review by Jay Jackson


Cabaret Scenes Magazine Review

"Jody Jaress sings with a warmth and soft, bluesy delivery that make it easy
for an audience to just sit back and enjoy the experience."  
-  Cabaret Scenes Magazine Review by Elliot  Zweibach
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                                                           BIO


Established soulful Jazz and Blues singer Jody Jaress has been named as a Jazz
and Blues Living Legend
,and was celebrated at the 2015 JazZabration festivities
presented by The Living Legend Foundation Inc. in partnership with the Duke Ellington
Society, and the International Jazz Day 2015, founded and supported by UNESCO and
The Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute.  Jody's jazz show at House of Music and
Entertainment (H.O.M.E.) in Beverly Hills, CA was selected as one of the few Southern
California events to participate in UNESCO's Jazz Appreciation Month Worldwide
2015.  She also was a guest performer at the global event honoring famed jazz
vibraphonist and band leader
Terry Gibbs who received the Life Time Achievement
Award from JaZzabration and Living Legend Foundation.  Jody timed the release of her
CD, WHISPER LOW to coincide with the global jazz day events.

With her soulful jazz and blues renditions and undeniable charismatic performances,
Jody has become a favorite around the Los Angeles jazz, blues and cabaret venues.
Praised by
JAZZ LA, Cabaret Scenes Magazine as having, "...a rich, sultry, slightly jazzy
and warm bluesy delivery with a uniquely personal interpretation."
 

Jody began her entertainment career 40 years ago.  As a youngster outside Detroit,
Michigan her original desire was to become an actress
"who can sing."  She has made
hundreds of appearances on stage, film, television, as well as some radio, garnering
numerous awards for both her acting and singing dynamics.
Robert Koehler, staff
reviewer at VARIETY magazine
states simply, "Jody Jaress, excellent."

Under her mother's influence and encouragement while still in high school, Jody
sang at fairs, horse shows, and clubs with a classic country band, and also performed
songs from the American Song Book as part of a dance band at banquets, and beauty
pageants. After moving to California, Jody married, had two children, divorced, and was
later dealt a tragedy no parent should have to endure when she lost her 31 year old
daughter.  She found solace in the haunting melodies and heartfelt lyrics she had long
been drawn to and found in the music of
Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Their
music resonated deeply with Jody's bittersweet life experiences and propelled her to a
new level of vocal freedom. Jody has said,
"The jazz and blues community has
enriched my life with their loving encouragement and support. I hope I
can, in the same way, inspire others to follow their dreams."
 Jody realized
she had made the right decision, when after singing "Stormy Weather" at a popular
Hollywood jazz club, the iconic blues singer and star of stage and screen, Ms.
Linda
Hopkins
took her hand and said, "Honey, you sing the blues. You do. It's coming from
your heart. I can feel it."
 Ms Hopkins became one of Jody's most cherished and devoted
fans.

In her first Los Angeles show, produced by Dolores Pertersen (a well known
New York torch singer and jazz vocalist), Jody shared equal billing with Multi-Grammy
Winner,
Bili Redd Thedford at the Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill, accompanied by the
renowned
Ralph Penland, Tony Dumas and Karen Hernandez.  Jody became a
popular performer at the famed HSBG, and had the bittersweet honor of being the
Headliner at the clubs final show before closing it's doors forever.  Jody was a featured
vocalist at Catalina's Jazz Bar & Grill, for the Annual Dini Jazz Awards, honoring
Howlette "Smitty" Smith and Linda "the kid" Hopkins in 2008, and again in
2010, honoring the Legendary
"Mr. Flamingo" Herb Jeffries.  In 2014, she proudly
joined other singers including
Cathy Segal-Garcia, and activist/actress Jane Fonda,
so many others calling themselves "The WE CARE Community Choir" in collaboration
to create a musical DVD of
"I Need You To Survive" produced and directed by H. B.
Barnum,
in Association with Martha Taylor LaCroix and recorded by famed jazz
trumpeter,
Nolan Shaheed.  100% of the proceeds going to The American Foundation
for Suicide Prevention.

Jody spent 5 years traveling with the USO and cherishes the prestigious USO pin
she was awarded for her dedication and years of service to our armed forces.
"There
isn't a better or more touching audience in the world than our boys!"

In the 60's, as a singer and dancer at the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel, jody opened for
some of the greatest entertainers of all time:
Harry Belafonte, Louis Armstrong,
Dinah Shore, and Janet Blair
.  In between shows, whenever possible, she would run
over to the New Frontier Casino to jam on stage, with
The Ink Spots.. Nowadays, Jody
can frequently be seen performing at many of Los Angeles' popular jazz clubs.  Too
many to list here, but Jody states she feels extremely blessed to have worked and
become friends with so many eminent and powerful musicians, whom she states, "
Make
me sound great! Thanks guys!"

Jody lends her talents and support to the National Day of the Children, JAZZ Del
Corazon-Music With A Purpose Enterprise (raising funds for jazz/blues
musicians/entertainers in dire need of medical care, housing, etc.), Actors and Others
for Animals, END RAPE SOLCA, Where Are The Children, the Angel Food Foundation
in Hollywood, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles. Jody's an active
member of AGVA (American Guild of Variety Artists) and SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors
Guild), SOS "Society of Singers and serves on the board of directors to the
"International Student Film Festival Hollywood," assisting with the development and
promotion of aspiring young filmmakers.  For the past four years, Jody and her friend
Linda A. (International smooth jazz singer), perform monthly at the NoHo Arts District
Farmers Market in North Hollywood, California where they bring their musical friends
together to jam and share their individual interpretations of jazz, blues, pop and country
music. These are free concerts for the fairs attendees, some of whom have been
introduced to these genres for the first time, and now faithfully return every month.

"The more we smile at one another, the smaller our societal gaps become.
My singing is my smile."
  - Jody Jaress
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