Yvette Norwood-Tiger, vocalist, songwriter, vocal coach, and recording artist, is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. Her current CD, whY NoT... Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz features music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins. Yvette performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Her vocal styling and texture is often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. In addition to traditional jazz, her repertoire includes traditional gospel, Latin jazz, classic songs from popular music, and arias of the great composers such as Puccini. She also performs songs in other languages which includes French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Her mission in music is to uplift, inspire, and heal the heart, mind and spirit of the listener.
She performs internationally and has sat in several times with jazz orchestra - the Cotton Club All Stars, at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, NY. She has also sat in with Latin music artist, Tito Puente, Jr., the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, family members of Celine Dion, and band members of Spyro Gyra - Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman. Yvette now resides in south Florida where she performs extensively, including a recent concert at the Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. She travels frequently and does regular visits to the New York/New Jersey area where she performs to sold out rooms. Yvette is a true vocal natural in any setting from large music festivals to intimate jazz clubs. She captivates the audience whether she’s singing with an ensemble featuring piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and saxophone; with a piano or guitar accompanist; or with a full orchestra.
Her CD, titled Why Not...Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz is a great compilation of popular jazz standards that lends the mind back to the days of the original recordings. Close your eyes while listening to her CD and let the sultry sounds of Yvette Norwood-Tiger take you to a place where jazz was the most celebrated American music genre.
According to press clippings from the Two River Times, "the swingin’ and groovin’ singer’s career is on the fast track. Whether she is backed with a full jazz ensemble or with a piano accompanist, she sets an authentic jazzy mood for true jazz listeners."
WIJSF - National President of Women In Jazz South Florida
ASCAP - Member
APAP - Association of Performing Arts Presenters - Member
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County - Performing Member