"Blue Confluence" (A. Tcholakian/I. James) from CD Blue Confluence (w/San Gabriel 7 feat. Eric Marienthal)
Ingrid James - Australian Jazz Singer, Vocal Teacher
"If this were the 50's Jazz era, Ingrid James would be performing alongside other greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She is by far one of the best jazz vocalists I have ever worked with. It's time for America to know and welcome this remarkable award winning Australian jazz vocalist." BILL WATROUS, 7 time winner Trombonist of the Year, Downbeat. USA
"Direct, and with just the right mix of experience, urbanity and poetry, [Ingrid James'] lyrics work so well it is hard to believe often that they didn't come first, before the melodies....Another nice balance across Trajectoire is that James has found the right point between the hip and the sweet...There is a unity that holds it all together, a major factor being James' warm and honeyed voice - like Dianne Reeves, a voice born for jazz." John Hardaker http://australianjazz.net/2016/03/ingrid-james-alexis-tcholakian-trajectoire/
"One of the top jazz singers from Australia, Ingrid James has a beautiful voice, a wide range, and the ability to sing difficult intervals with ease, hitting every note perfectly in-tune. She is also an original improvisor, always swings, and is skilled at embracing lyrics that she believes in..."
Scott Yanow, author of The Jazz Singers, The Great Jazz Guitarists, Jazz on Film and Jazz on Record 1917-76 (CD - "Trajectoire")
"This album is a truly international undertaking - a global collaboration! Alexis and Ingrid guide us through a rich and compelling collection of vignettes...We are steered through an extraordinary range of emotions - songs of love, loss and longing, with brief detours into the hip American jazz-life..."
Pete Churchill, Profession of Jazz Composition (Royal Academy of Music, London) - CD - "Trajectoire"
"Australian vocalist and lyricist Ingrid James has collaborated with French pianist Alexis Tcholakian's trio for her fifth album "Trajectoire". The collaboration works well, creating a sophisticated collection of songs with depth and beauty..."
Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz, February 2016 - CD - "Trajectoire"
"Trajectoire is easily one of my favorite new records. Ingrid James is the kind of musician that immediately draws you in. Her vocal tone is total ear candy; warm, round and focussed and her music is deep and informed by a great many influences..."
Nick Mancini, US Vibraphonist/Composer - CD - "Trajectoire"
"Her disciplined delivery is mouthwatering, hitting each word with pristine clarity while accenting each though with a silk, sultry resonance..."
Mark Channon, USA Jazz Radio Presenter - WWUH Radio, W. Hartford, CT, USA (CD "Blue Confluence" )
"This project showcases the versatility of Ingrid's sultry, smooth sound as well as her wonderful intonation and musicality. At times she's out front with her unique vocal style and melodic interpretation. Then, just as easily, she's able to blend right into the horn section as if she were one of the instruments....The improvisations from Ingrid and the band are exciting and bring the music to an even higher level...."
Eric Marienthal (USA saxophonist) - (CD "Blue Confluence")
"On this recording she whisks through with the ease and precision of a fleet-footed ballet dancer. Ingrid is a fluid balladeer who appeals to the emotions as she captivates our ears while masterfully painting word pictures....impeccable intonation, pinpoint articulation and the ability to navigate unusual intervals and angles with finesse, without ever losing the beauty of her God-given voice."
Mark Channon (USA Radio Presenter, WWUH Radio, W. Hartford, CT, USA) - (CD "Lost My Heart" )
"[Ingrid James has] passionate vocals which cut like musical light-sabres with each note - yet inject warmth and depth of meaning and pathos that only deep compassion can bring."
Noosa Jazz Festival, Australia - live
"Ingrid James, whose note-perfect delivery and depth of lyrical expression, has elevated her into the elite of Australia's musical talents."
Steve Robertson, Portland Observer 2012 - CD "Lost My Heart"