- Bucky Pizzarelli Rebecca Kilgore is the quintessential jazz singer.
I look forward to every opportunity to work with her....every time is a real occasion!
Other recordings include collaborations with Nicki Parrott, Dan Barrett, Dave Frishberg, Harry Allen, John Sheridan, Paolo Alderighi, Eddie Erickson, Hal Smith, Lyle Ritz, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Duke Heitger, Randy Porter, and James Mason.
Originally from Massachusetts, she's resided in Oregon since 1980 but keeps busy touring the US, Europe, and performing on jazz cruises.
"When Rebecca sings, the sun comes out." - Johnny Mandel Awards and Honors: Oregon Music Hall of Fame, 2010 Oregon Jazz Society Hall of Fame Guest of Honor, Roswell Jazz Festival, 2013 Jazz Legend Honoree, San Diego Jazz Party, 2016 What Others Are Saying: Kilgore, who also sometimes teaches, was attracting much more attention in the late 90s and in 2000 owing to some very good, spirited and well-received albums.
Her most recent recording is with German pianist/arranger Bernd Lhotzky with whom she tours in Germany.Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore presents Randy Porter (keyboards), Tom Wakeling (bass), and special guest Dan Faehnle from Pink Martini (guitar) Rebecca Kilgore, renowned for her swinging melodic interpretation of music familiar and ...Read more Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore presents Randy Porter (keyboards), Tom Wakeling (bass), and special guest Dan Faehnle from Pink Martini (guitar) Rebecca Kilgore, renowned for her swinging melodic interpretation of music familiar and obscure from the Great American Songbook, has been delighting listeners not only with her many recordings but her ebullient live performances.She recorded Williams’ Zodiac Suite and often appeared at the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center.She also performed the music of Lil Hardin, pianist on the early recordings of her husband, Louis Armstrong.“There is a really strong legacy of great female piano players, and women have played really important parts in the history of the music,” Allen told the The Independent in 1998.