Waxing Lyrical: Charenée Wade

Jazz vocalist Charenée Wade is considered, along with the likes of Cecile McLorin Salvant, to be one the finest singers in the jazz scene today. Ahead of her show at Band on the Wall, we discussed her album Offering, dedicated to the music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, while exploring some records that have influenced her career.

1. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Winter in America
2. Sarah Vaughan – The Divine One
3. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella & Louis