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Ann Hampton Callaway: Honoring the Song

Roseanna Vitro interviews the singer about her approach to singing, songwriting and performance

Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway resides in a class by herself. She is a rare vocalist with extraordinary wit, tone and range, an artist in complete command of her instrument. She is a composer, and a pianist, and a natural performer. Her stage presence is matched by few.

To my ears, Ann has never sounded better than she does right now. For years now she has been fulfilling the potential and promise so many of us witnessed during her salad days on the New York club circuit. She continues to challenge herself with distinguished presentations covering a wide spectrum of popular musics – programs built around Broadway shows, or orchestras, or homages to the likes of Barbra Streisand or Sarah Vaughan. Ann has the unique ability to transcend genres or categories, seamlessly navigating through the great American Songbook, including its bedrock material as well as tunes deemed future shoo-ins.

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