February 2013 Issue

“SOME CRITICS CALL ME A JAZZ SINGER AND OTHERS CALL ME A BLUES SINGER, BUT I THINK OF MYSELF AS A SOUL SINGER BECAUSE WITH EVERY SONG I SING I AM BARING MY SOUL 100%!”

-Sweet Baby J’ai

This year Sweet Baby J’ai highlights her genre-defying work at Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival – Dinah Weekend, which both embraces and expands jazz and tradition. She’s been a creative force on the music scene for over 25 years and it’s been an eventful period. Full of surprises and a seemingly inexhaustible energy, J’ai commands the stage like few others. She brings that energy and a wealth of creative experience to the role of musical director for the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival. Sitting at her piano on a cool Sunday morning, J’ai took time to share some of her stories and field questions about music, family and her plans for Dinah.

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