Filipino Jazz Vocalist Charmaine Clamor Sings Traditional Torch Songs
Up and coming jazz vocalist Charmaine Clamor sings the music of both her idols and her homeland. Clamor may aspire to the styles of Nina Simone or Ella Fitzgerald but she sings the traditional torch
Tom Fudge: Jazz singing is often the art of learning the standards. How high is the moon? You don't have to be able to answer the question, but you don't need to know the song. And every jazz singer worth her salt brings a certain style and personality to the great jazz standards.
Charmaine Clamor has done that. But she's also used her own ethnic background in a unique way to bring some new songs to the genre. Charmaine was born in the Philippines, and she adapted some of that country's favorite songs to the jazz style. This morning she joins us in studio, along with guitarist Richard Ickard. She starts us out with a song called Dahil Sa'yo.
- Charmaine Clamor , jazz vocalist whose latest album is called Flippin' Out. She'll be performing in San Diego Friday night (Jan. 4) at Anthology on India Street.