No gimmicks. No slick packaging. Bay Area-based singer, Candice is the real deal! Grand Prize winner of the Second Invitational Musicians Showcase, held at Club Jazz Nouveau, this lady from Philly has made an impression on the Bay Area with appearances at venues in the city of San Francisco proper (Ana Mandara, Shanghai 1930, The Moscone Center, The Dogpatch Saloon, Octavia Lounge, Figaro, Savanna Jazz, Rassela’s) to the Penninsula (Domenico Winery, Central Park Bistro, Piacere, Sharon Heights Country Club, Micha’s, Towles Cafe, Cafe Fino, Cetrella, Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto Elks) and beyond. She’s performed on the National Liberty Ship, S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien and received rave reviews for her performance at Mecca Restaurant (June 2004) as Catholic Charities held its first Martinis & Jazz fundraiser in support of its HIV/AIDS Services.
She has a voice seasoned with sensitivity and experience and, whether singing a sentimental ballad or putting the “S” in swing, whether in a small club or large auditorium, you feel as though she were singing to you alone. Her phrasing, timing and endearing ability to connect with her audience has garnered a loyal fan base; with each performance she wins new fans. Candice is as comfortable singing in an intimate setting with only piano accompaniment as she is performing with a trio or larger ensemble. Her repertoire includes popular standards from the American Songbook as well as unfamiliar gems and novelty tunes and her warm, natural delivery captivates even the casual listener.
” . . . soulful voice. Knows how to deliver a song. A natural entertainer! She feels it!” Melanie Berzon, Program Director, KCSM
Legendary drummer and fellow Philadelphian, Donald “Duck” Bailey says of Candice: “Whenever & wherever the opportunity presents itself, you need to catch the warm, spirited, swinging voice of Candice. She’s “in the pocket.” She’ll bring back memories of the so-called Old School and when she’s through, you’ll want to hear more. Candice has a voice that should be recorded and listened to!”