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Before & After with Jackie Ryan

Language, For Music’s Sake

Since the release of her first CD in 2000, Bay Area singer Jackie Ryan has won an avid following with a series of increasingly confident albums showcasing her big, lustrous voice, deft sense of swing and polyglot repertoire. The daughter of a Mexican mother and Irish-American father, she was born and raised in San Rafael, Calif., and has long explored songs in Spanish, Portuguese and other languages. Increasingly visible on the East Coast, she’s gained more attention than ever with the double album Doozy, her fourth release on her OpenArt label.

1. Carol Sloane

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