Crabbe's Ella Fitzgerald-like vibe glows"...
Downbeat Magazine (2011 release HOME)
"...an exceptionally gifted artist who must surely appeal to all who love good jazz singing..."
Bruce Crowther - JAZZ JOURNAL (UK)
"Shirley Crabbe is a musical bridge that each listener will find sturdy, beautiful, cement strong and comfortable to walk across. Her voice is a charming way to bring us all together" - Dee Dee Mcneil
"Shirley Crabbe possesses one of the finest voices that we’ve heard in some time." - The Jazz Page
Some vocalists excel at lyric interpretation.
They know how to tell the story of a song with subtlety and nuance. Other singers have such beautiful voices that they’d be a pleasure to listen to if they sang the periodic table set to a Brahms lullaby. It’s not easy to say which is SHIRLEY CRABBE’s strength, since she possesses both those talents in equal measure. Now, BRIDGES, her newest CD and follow-up to her 2011 debut release Home, re-affirms Crabbe’s position as a rising star in the jazz firmament. Read more
Donald Vega, David Budway, Clovis Nichols, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Brandon Lee, Chris Cardona, Todd Low, Sean Carney, Stephanie Cummins
The Throwback Corner
This is my story, this is my song! “ What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD' ”. Jonah 2:7-9