“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.
- Hammersmith Apollo Humphrey Lyttelton Celebration 25th April 2010
- Recorded with Humphrey Lyttelton for his last CD ‘Cornucopia 3’ October 2007
- Glastonbury Festival 2005
- Pizza Express Dean Street 2005 - 2009
- Pizza on the Park, Hyde Park Corner 2005 - 2008
- Port Eliot Festival 2009, 2008
- Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival 2006 – 2008
- Lichfield Music Festival 2009
- Chichester Jazz Club 2011
- St Ives Jazz Club December 2012
“A splendid new voice on the block…. Swings like fury.”Humphrey
“ …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