August 15, 2012
First, I'll enumerate respected Jazz singers of both persuasions;starting with the "chicks" :Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Diana Krall, Anita O'Day, Chris Connor, Helen Forrest, Dianne Reeves Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wison, Catherine Whitney etc. As for some "cat daddies" there's: Nat "King" Cole, Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Hartman, Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Freddie Cole, Johnny Mercer, Torme, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Van Morrison, Harry Connick, Jr, etc.
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I'm Raul & getting back into the swing. In 1986, I received a grammy-in-the-college award:jazz vocalist;sponored by NARAS. I'm a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter, I have a facility with pro stage, mics, instruments, etc. Everyone's wecolcome.