Louise Parker
Louise Parker

“There’s no substitute for good time and tone... Tender or wild, her voice never lost its warmth and her phrasing had an in-built propulsion rarely heard from others.” Jack Massarik, London Evening Standard

Growing up in a house filled with music, from the folk, calypso and opera enjoyed by her Jamaican born mother to the trad, swing and be-bop from her jazz-obsessed father, vocalist Louise Parker, aptly named after Louis Armstrong, was born to create the sort of soulful sound that is earning her a great reputation in the jazz world. 

A big hit on the festival circuit and a regular on Radio 2’s Best of Jazz, Louise Parker is a powerful live performer and a skilful interpreter of swing, blues and gospel classics. She commits to each song with warmth, spirit and passion.

Combining a potent mix of funk and gospel, Louise blends an effortless rhythmical style with a sweet warm tone and daring scatting to create a performance which truly stirs the soul.

Whether performing with her own Louise Parker Trio or with other notable jazz musicians such as BBC Jazz Award winner, saxophonist Alan Barnes, Louise Parker is not to be missed.

 

“A splendid new voice on the block…. Swings like fury.”Humphrey Lyttelton

 “ …what a big sound. At last…..a PROPER new British Jazz singer". Mark Cotgrove (Snowboy)

“I don‘t think I‘ve heard a better jazz voice in this country.” Blues and Soul Magazine

“A totally genuine jazz performer…a perfect lesson in feeling and phrasing.” The Jazz Rag

“Watch out for Louise Parker!” Just Jazz

“Sweetly soulful jazz vocals.” Jazzwise Magazine