"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
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