Gretchen Parlato Podcast
"I don't think I had a clue that I would ever be able to write anything when I recorded the first CD... But then it was time to reveal myself as a composer... It wasn't planned, it's not like there's a certain set time to make such a transition."
Vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato's music is introspective and crafted with a familiar touch. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalist competition, she has released three albums including 2011's highly-acclaimed "The Lost and Found." From this JALC Listening Party, she discusses the writing process and her transition from interpreter to composer.