Audrey Shakir (website) is a jazz-pop vocalist extraordinaire – dubbed Atlanta’s First Lady of Jazz, she has entertained throughout the United States and internationally. Her scatting talents have been compared to the great Ella Fitzgerald, and she brings a remarkable jazz influence to all the material she performs.
Her CD, “If You Could See Me Now” for Hot Shoe Records, allowed her to put her own unique vocal signature on a diverse selection of standards and jazz classics.
Audrey singing “Winter Wonderland” from the Big Band Holidays show with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York, broadcast nationwide on CBS This Morning – The Saturday Sessions on December 19, 2015.
“Audrey Shakir is one of the greatest bebop singers in the world today, a talent with a thrilling voice, sure to send elation through the audience .”
Wynton Marsalis, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra
“Audrey is without doubt one of the best vocalists in the jazz world. Her storytelling through her way of phrasing, and her amazing ability to scat, puts her right at the top. Its a pleasure to hear her anytime.”
Sam Yi, Owner, Churchill Grounds, Atlanta
“Audrey Shakir is not only one of the best jazz vocalists that I have heard, she is unique with her own style, and hearing her vocal approach is the consummate combination of the human voice and instrumental interpretation being rendered as one.”
Teddy Adams PHD, Trombonist, Musicologist, Composer
“Audrey Shakir is a delight! She is so incredibly talented. Her voice tonality is beautiful and she delivers the lyric so well. Most importantly, she makes everyone in the room feel she really cares about them.”
Peggy Still Johnson , Peggy Johnson Productions and Talent
“Whoever said they don’t make ’em like they used to hasn’t met Audrey Shakir. She sings with all the knowledge and depth of the classic jazz singers, but adds to that her modern twist. A perfect combination.”
Justin Varnes, Drummer and Instructor, Georgia State University