Media

Emotion. Warmth. Energy.

 

Experience the soulful passion that is June Garber.

What Media are Saying About This I Know

What I hear is a lady who isn’t afraid to push the envelope and experiment and I admire that…. This is an artist who could hold down the fort at The Beacon Theatre in NYC, Carnegie Hall or any venue of that highly esteemed class. And you don’t have to be a tuxedo wearing, starchy button-down shirt audience member to appreciate this nightingale…. [Hit Me With a Hot Note] could easily be a showstopper song at the Newport Jazz Festival for June Garber. The voice is used to its limits – gritty, smooth, snaky…absolutely perfect in a jazz sense. Read full review

John Apice – No Depression

 

With the release of This I Know, elegant and engaging chanteuse, June Garber has gifted us with a cornucopia of rich, emotionally fecund, rarely trodden compositions…..Garber is a skilled and versatile vocalist/entertainer…. [She] wears a couple of hats here – not only as a sublime vocal communicator, but also as a composer and arranger. A true stunner is Live for Life. Her bluesy side is in full throttle on Hoagy Carmichael’s Baltimore Oriole and on a fresh, guitar-infused arrangement of Don’t Cry Out Loud, Garber captivates with her understatement. Read the full review

Lesley Mitchell-Clarke – the WholeNote

 

Garber has always been known for her warm, effusive vocal style but now her voice has another layer of burnishing that adds even greater depth.  This is how jazz is sung. Read the full review

Shelly Gummeson – Earshot Magazine

 

It is like experiencing an airy nimbleness matched to a richness of sound, which sometimes seems impossible from the human voice. I want to say that it is partly due to the dynamic range and balance, so much colour, detail and air rarely, if ever, heard by a singer since Abbey Lincoln…the combination of sensuous luxury, effortless precision, characterful interpretation and the warmth of empathy. Read the full review

Raul DaGama – JazzdaGama

 

In an age where there’s an aspiring jazz diva on every corner, it’s difficult to pick one who’ll get her, er, nose in front of the pack. On the strength of this CD June Garber could be such a person. Read the full review

Lance Liddle – Bebop Spoken Here

 

She (takes) a subtler approach to vocals, meshing herself into the band rather than riding roughshod over the instrumentals as too many vocalists do. This fresh approach serves her well. Read the full review

- Ken Franckling

 

(June Garber is) able to create unique and fresh material through either composition or interpretation.   Through it all, Garber is clear and joyful. Read the full review

George Harris – Jazz Weekly