Big Band, Pop and All That Jazz...
Biography of Jodi Krangle as a musical vocalist
Singer Jodi Krangle has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. A modern chanteuse, her rich, versatile voice lends itself to jazz, big band, pop, and acoustic music. Jodi’s discography includes lending her talents as a guest vocalist on six of Chris Conway’s albums, three albums with her acoustic trio Urban Tapestry, a live album with retro/swing big band Play It With Moxie, and most recently her debut solo album Time Will Tell, featuring Chris Conway.
Jodi’s influences as a vocalist range from classic jazz era artists such as Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald to the crystal clear, smooth pop sound of Karen Carpenter. She is an experienced songwriter, both as a solo composer and in collaboration with other artists. Within the Filk music genre, Jodi is the 2004 Pegasus Award recipient for “Best Filk Song” with her composition The Lady. Jodi is also the creator of a well-known songwriting resource website called The Muse’s Muse. The site, created in 1995, has since won awards and acclaim in various well–known publications such as Billboard and Keyboard Magazine, as well as The Wall Street Journal.
Time Will Tell is Jodi Krangle’s first solo project, featuring the musical stylings of Chris Conway. The album covers a wide range of genres, and showcases Jodi’s mastery of a variety of vocal styles. Selections on the album range from traditional songs to covers of classic jazz standards such as Goodnight My Love to quirky originals such as Sex and Chocolate, composed with her Urban Tapestry band mate Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Even fellow Canadian Neil Young gets the Krangle treatment with Jodi’s cover of Harvest Moon.
Jodi Krangle and Chris Conway have collaborated for over 15 years, and have sung together on stages in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
Time Will Tell features songs they have co-written and those they have composed individually, as well as standards and cover songs they both love and were keen to perform together. Over those past 15 years, Jodi and Chris have often wondered if they would ever make an album together.
They used to say “time will tell,” and now – at last – it has.
What People Say
Note for note, song for song there isn’t really a weak piece in this entire catalogue. The production strokes – the writing and playing abilities of The Chris Conway Trio – are world class. The enticing melodies and harmonies are well crafted and the lyrical content is packed to the hilt with rich conventional wisdom and a strong spiritual connection many will gravitate to. Jodi Krangle is an amazing below the radar artist that deserves more world-wide recognition and praise.
Her steadiness and intimacy with the material give the work immense strength and, coupled with her wide ranging talent, provide the best chance for music like this to continue receiving the respect it deserves.
Jodi Krangle has an amazing voice and the piano in the background goes beautifully with all of her songs; never overpowering but just perfect. Jodi proves she is the Jazz of the new age and I am really impressed… On a scale of 1 to 10, this album deserves all of the 10 stars that I am going to give it. Fantastic!
Jodi Krangle proves that she’s among the finest interpreters of this music working today, but equally shows her skills extending far past those of a mere performer alone.
Krangle executes everything with such effortless command of the material and has a backing band providing such pinpoint accompaniment that the experience of listening to Time Will Tell is smooth and fluid throughout.