"With three albums to her credit,
Cheryl Fisher is already recognized as one of the greatest female
singers in the history of Canadian jazz." Festival International de Jazz de
Jazz vocalist Cheryl Fisher is one
of those rare artists who, as soon as she begins to sing, transforms the room
and turns a chatty crowd into a rapt audience. Her commanding stage presence,
assurance and vocal mastery transcend artistic mediums. Cheryl is as
comfortable performing in a small intimate setting as she is outdoors or in
large concert halls.
FISHER, JOYRIDE: Life In The Jazz Lane
"Cheryl is an exotic bird,
perhaps the closest female singer yet to a mellow trumpet, and has a feeling
for rhythm few singers share...It's the same kind of excitement that Miles
created with the most ordinary of tunes.."
Bill Somers - Jazz Notes
"She dives into each song in an emotive
fashion that slowly ripples outward, embracing the listener"
Muretich - Calgary Herald
"Cheryl Fisher embodies the
essence of jazz vocal. She has a smooth, swingin' style wrapped in an
apparently strong grasp of melody and jazz theory. Each phrase, line and solo
is flawless. I've heard a lot of vocal albums but this one is the best I've
heard this year"
R.Romus - Jazz Now
"She's a real jazz singer with a sultry,
bluesy sound capable of working through the intricate melodies...as well as
belting out sassy numbers...in a direct 'take no prisoners' style"
Jerome Wilson - Cadence
"...ultimately her music in general has
a universal appeal which steps outside and around the generic boundaries of
category and formula, into authenticity"
Robert Faust -
"Cheryl Fisher has a great
voice!...warm, rich, full-bodied"
"She will play with a melody in a way
that makes you wonder why nobody has ever phrased it in that manner
before...you immediately realize you're in the presence of a musician for whom
singing jazz is as natural as breathing"
Earl Okin - Jazz on CD, London
"The discovery for me was the band's
vocalist, Cheryl Fisher...she has a beautiful voice and that special
feel for a tune that enables her to bring it alive"
Jim Goatham -
Crescendo International, London