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meredith_dambrosioBoston born Meredith d'Ambrosio, a renaissance woman of international critical acclaim, has successfully combined careers in the musical and visual arts. Her musical sojourn began in 1958 in Boston singing with small bands with Roger Kellaway on piano. Although she worked primarily as a jazz singer-pianist she is also known as a respected calligrapher, watercolorist, creator of eggshell mosaics, composer, lyricist, recording artist and teacher. She branched out into NYC in 1981, and since that time has been touring extensively throughout North America and Europe performing with such musicians as Harold Danko, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Fred Hersch, Eddie Higgins, Dick Hyman, Hank Jones, Lee Musiker, Mike Renzi, Richard Wyands, Milt Hinton, Major Holley, Jay Leonhart, Michael Moore, George Mraz, Rufus Reid, Leroy Vinnegar, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen, Lee Konitz, Ken Peplowski, Phil Woods, Jack Sheldon, Don Sickler, Al Grey, Johnny Frigo, Gene Bertoncini, Kevin Eubanks, Joe Ascione, Terry Clarke, Keith Copeland, Jake Hanna, Butch Miles and Ben Riley to name a few.

Meredith d'Ambrosio continues to delight those who have come to expect a high degree of proficiency in her artistic offerings and has shown herself to be, if not an iconoclast, one who is comfortable enough with her own sense of self to challenge the mainstream concept of popularity without sacrificing considerable talents and originality.

meredith_02"To listen to d'Ambrosio is to abandon oneself to her charm. She leaves you spellbound with her impeccable diction, great sense of phrasing, intonation, and gentle swing, showing an unaffected simplicity and inner lyricism that expresses more than all the high-soaring excesses of scat singers." (Serge Baudot, Jazz Hot, France) "Her secret, one shared by very few singers, is her ability to deliver the meaning of a lyric in her understated and hip-as-can-be way." (George Fendel, Portland Jazzscene)
Selected Credits:
Subject of TV Series, ODYSSEY, WBZ Boston 1966 Meredith vs. the Arts.
Guest performer in Emmy Award Winning TV special FOREVER GERSHWIN, WCVB Boston 1974.
ANOTHER TIME was presented to Songwriters Hall of Fame 6/82 NYC, and was voted one of the best ten albums by Japan's Swing Journal 9/83.
Voted in top five of TDWR category of Female Vocalist in Down Beat International Critics Jazz Poll from 1982 to 1985 and 1987 to 1991.
Guest performer on Marian McPartland's NPR series Piano Jazz 1994.
Nominated for Django by French Academy of Jazz for Best Female Jazz Vocalist 5/2000.
Her biography is included in the FRENCH DICTIONARY OF JAZZ 1988 and 1994 editions; in FEU LE FREE by J.-P. Moussaron 1990; ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ by Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler 1999; LOUIS' CHILDREN by Leslie Gourse 1995, etc.
Member of SGA and BMI.
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