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Renee Fleming: Jazz Inspired

Judy Carmichael talks with opera singer about her love of jazz in excerpt from the Jazz Inspired radio show

Renee Fleming
Renée Fleming
Renee Fleming
Renee Fleming

Renee Fleming has enjoyed a celebrated career as an operatic soprano, but sang jazz in college and considered a career in that direction when saxophonist Illinois Jacquet asked her to tour with him. She ultimately decided on the path for which she is best known, but I talked with her in 2005 about revisiting her jazz roots with the release of her jazz-influenced CD Haunted Heart, in our conversation for my Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired radio show.

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