“While some of the songs have been recorded many times by others, there are no throwaways; these renditions are fresh, spirited, and full of subtle surprises, and worth a very close listen to. A powerful and expressive singer, Jeannine Rivers knows how to tell a story in music. The Milwaukee-based vocalist’s recording debut is consistently impressive, fully displaying her talents in straight ahead and soulful jazz.”
— Scott Yanow
Jazz journalist and historian and author of 11 books including “The Jazz Singers,” “Jazz On Film,” and “Jazz On Record 1917-76.”
Stories of a musician that is a Motivator
I can hear the Ella Fitzgerald comparisons, but the precision of her diction reminds me of Dinah Washington”.
- Dave Tianen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“Her powerful and expressive vocals, along with a mix of jazz standards and original compositions, make her an audience favorite!”
“Rivers cites singers Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae as her musical influences, and her powerful voice follows in the footsteps of these jazz greats.”
“Iridescent October may be Rivers' debut album, but the jazz singer comes off like a seasoned pro!”