Jackie Ryan, veteran jazz singer from San Francisco, performed in a Sextet at Cafe Stritch. Her dozen or so songs came from many styles. You heard from American song book, to A Night In Tunisia, to mid-50’s New Orleans jazz.
Jackie has multi-nation family origins, and was brought up on Mexican, Spanish, and Portuguese music, in addition to American. She can easily move from one to another. She has 7 releases out, and is on an 8th as part of a group. Her international music typically appears along the way in each of her releases.
In Saturday’s show, the group played very creatively. In fact, performing in a group of 6 on the cafe’s stage was a feat of close group work. If you try tracks from her recent releases, Listen Here and Doozy you will get a sense of the show’s performance. Click here for samples of her The Very Thought of You and Wild Is The Wind.