Many professional singers involve some musical spark within their backgrounds that initially fired their desire for a career within the music business. Many began within the chapel choir. Others worked well in local musical theater. But also for jazz vocalist Paula West, there is nothing at all in her background to point in early stages that she’d find yourself where she actually is today: producing albums and carrying out live at such swanky locations because the Oak Space in New York’s Algonquin Resort as well as the Ritz Carlton in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. A indigenous of NORTH PARK as well as the daughter of the Marine, Western was among three kids. Although she discovered to try out the clarinet during her child years, jazz wasn’t a thing that her parents regularly listened to throughout the house. Rather, her dad favored traditional music. It wasn’t until she came into college that Western began to drill down deeper in to the jazz custom. Her own curiosity drove her on, self-employed of course function or other affects, and she searched for the recordings of Duke Ellington, Billie Vacation, Dinah Washington, Julie London, Maxine Sullivan, Peggy Lee, and Sarah Vaughan. Upon her graduation she relocated to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, being unsure of what her life’s route would grow to be, but sure she needed to go after something within a innovative vein. West place her sights on the career being a vocalist. She scoured outdated shops and thrift shops, searching for recordings of some jazz criteria. West discovered the old jazz classics and signed up for tone of voice classes. After accumulating her self-confidence, she risked involvement at open-mike evenings. During one particular night she produced the acquaintance of Ken Muir, a piano participant who enjoyed what he noticed a lot that he became her accompanist. Western world continued to review the recordings created by jazz legends, in addition to schooling with Beliefs Winthrop. Throughout this decade-long education, Western world backed herself by waiting around tables. She produced her documenting debut in 1995 with Enticement.
|1||In January 2004, tied with fellow jazz singer Dianne Reeves for the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist.|
|Bicentennial Man||1999||performer: "Embraceable You", "The Very Thought of You"|
|The Real...||2009||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|2002 California Music Awards||2002||TV Special||Herself|
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