Powerfully expressive, electrifying, sonorous, vibrant, sultry, and mellow are what audiences are saying of Jeannine Rivers and her vocal prowess. Jazz Historian and Journalist Scott Yanow depicts Jeannine as a modern-day Sarah Vaughan.
A Milwaukee Wisconsin native, Jeannine Rivers is no stranger to the stage. She is ambitious, creative and multi-talented and has performed for thousands of people across the Midwest and Europe. This is the same girl that won her first music award at the age of 7, singing “Let’s Stay Together" by Al Green.
Her sound has been compared to (Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, and Angela Bofill, just to name a few) a sound that will have you mesmerized from beginning to end. Life lessons learned along the road and life changing experiences have evolved her into a soulful interpreter of songs. She adds a unique articulation and personality to everything from Gershwin to Marvin Gay.
Jeannine Rivers recently released her freshman debut CD, "IRIDESCENT OCTOBER".
It was very important to include a trace of my human soul, which has been based on my own life experiences. Various Musicians have recorded these standards, each with their own interpretations. It was vital that I bring my own distinctive vibe to these recordings. I wanted to create a CD that would enhance these beautiful tunes in a way that was different, stellar, as only I could personally do, according to my own inner-musical-beauty, giving origin to my sound.
Throughout this impressive and highly enjoyable Debut CD, the beauty of Jeannine’s voice is equaled by her understanding of the words and the creative spirit of her musicians. While most of the standards on Iridescent October are familiar, these versions are unique with remnants of Pop, R&B, and Blues including a splash of Reggae.
The release of "Iridescent October" promises to raise the visibility of Jeannine Rivers in the jazz world and beyond, making it possible for many new fans to discover the beauty, sincerity, and joy of her singing, while taking avid music lovers on a familiar journey to Sarah Vaughn, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand and more. You can order Jeannine's Debut CD on CD Baby.
Feast your ears to the incredible sounds of this unique and talented artist, and welcome to a world of a voice you cannot forget – the voice of JEANNINE RIVERS.