Yvette Norwood-Tiger

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Yvette Norwood-Tiger

Yvette Norwood-Tiger

From 21 April 2024 to 30 April 2025
Yvette Norwood-Tiger-Jazz Vocalist; Keys, Contrabass, Drums (TBA)

Award-winning jazz vocalist, recording and international touring artist, songwriter, the Recording Academy voting member, and founder/director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival (www.pbijf.org), Yvette Norwood-Tiger, is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians. Yvette performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling.  Her vocal styling and texture are often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.  In addition to jazz standards, her repertoire includes the Great American Songbook, standards, bebop, and Latin jazz.  She also performs jazz songs in other languages.

Her recordings feature music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and others. Yvette’s CD, AUTUMN SUN (2023), is a grand tribute to the forefathers of bebop, including Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and others.

Yvette resides in south Florida USA where she performs extensively, including performances at the Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. Yvette performs in Europe, South Africa, South America, the UK, the Caribbean, as well as various venues in the US including Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Michigan.  Yvette has performed internationally at historic jazz venues and has sat in several times with jazz orchestra The Cotton Club All Stars at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, NY.  She has also sat in with the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, family members of Celine Dion, Tito Puente, Jr., and Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. 

Yvette is a recipient of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County 2022 Artist Innovation Fellowship Program Awards. Yvette was also nominated for the South Florida Indie Awards 2022 - Best Jazz Vocalist. In 2021, Yvette was interviewed and featured in the PBS South Florida "On The Town - Black Voices" segment.  She was also featured in a short film titled “Art Meets Jazz on J Street”, a film produced and directed by south Florida film maker, James Venable.  Art Meets Jazz on J Street is the winner of the 2018 Wavelengths Awards.

Yvette is a true vocal natural in any setting from jazz festivals to intimate jazz clubs. She captivates the audience whether she’s singing with an ensemble featuring piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and saxophone; with a piano or guitar accompanist; or with a full orchestra.  Yvette's mission in music is to uplift, inspire, and entertain her audience.

According to press clippings from the Two River Times, "...she sets an authentic jazzy mood for true jazz listeners."