Jazz Vocalist Yvette Norwood-Tiger To Perform March 23

Jazz It Up will present special guest artist award-winning jazz vocalist Yvette Norwood-Tiger on Saturday, March 23 at Palm Beach State College’s Eissey Campus theater in Palm Beach Gardens.

Yvette Norwood-Tiger is the founder of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival and has been honored as a Recording Academy voting member. She continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her soulful renditions and impeccable vocal stylings reminiscent of jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

Hailing from a family steeped in musical tradition, Yvette’s talent shines through in her vocally clean and pure interpretations, where intonation and storytelling take center stage. As the founder and director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival (www.pbijf.org), she remains dedicated to fostering a vibrant jazz community while sharing her passion for music on a global scale.

Yvette’s repertoire spans jazz standards, the Great American Songbook, bebop, Latin jazz and beyond, showcasing her versatility and musical prowess. From her original compositions to classics by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, her recordings have earned critical acclaim, including her chart-topping album, Love Is.

Her latest release, Autumn Sun, pays homage to bebop pioneers such as Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, further solidifying Yvette’s place among contemporary jazz luminaries.

Based in South Florida, her international footprint spans Europe, South Africa, South America, the U.K. and the Caribbean, where she has left an indelible mark on audiences and fellow musicians alike.

Recognized for her innovation and artistry, Yvette has received accolades such as the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 2022 Artist Innovation Fellowship Program Awards and a nomination for Best Jazz Vocalist at the South Florida Indie Awards 2022. Her appearances on PBS South Florida and in the award-winning short film “Art Meets Jazz on J Street” underscore her impact on both the local and global arts communities.

Whether commanding the stage at jazz festivals or enchanting intimate club settings, Yvette Norwood-Tiger’s mission remains constant: to uplift, inspire and entertain audiences through the transformative power of music and storytelling.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets start at $45 per person. To get tickets, or for more information, call (561) 288-0011 or visit www.jazzitup.us.