Jazz-Blues-Rhythm-Soul-Swag-Passion and the love of music. If we really wanted to summarize what the Petra Nouvelle Jazz Band represents this would be it.
As a group of musicians, they have all been influenced by many of the artists who have come before them & some of those names are still around to this day. In the world of Jazz music and other genres, names like Ella Fitzgerald,Peggy Lee,Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and contemporary performers such as Melody Gardot, Diana Krall or Leon Bridges all come to mind.
There’s a famous line often attributed to Thelonious Monk: “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Writing about it isn’t any easier therefore it is highly recommended to have a listen to Petra`s voice instead as it is so easy to fall in love with. Her voice is pristine yet telegraphs great wisdom and experience – it’s almost like hearing the singing of a 70-year-old woman who’s been on vocal rest for the past five decades.
It is deep, soulful, strong and sultry.