ADRIENNE FENEMOR

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Singer and jazz organist Adrienne Fenemor is a truly unique talent on today’s music scene. With today’s musicians learning jazz within the classroom, it has become an exception rather than the rule for a musician develop and learn “on the road”, playing clubs and festivals and touring.

Born in New Zealand into a musical family, Adrienne acquired her first organ in 2003 when she imported a Hammond C3 from Canada and with no jazz organ players in her country, she taught herself to play by copying recordings by Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove Holmes and Jack McDuff. After performed clubs and festivals throughout New Zealand and Australia, Adrienne moved to the USA in 2008.

During a year spent in the Midwest, performing at Hammond organ summits, jazz clubs and jam sessions in Cincinnati, Detroit, Dayton and Columbus, Adrienne further developed her sound on the bandstand.

Now based in New York, Adrienne actively performs
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ADRIENNE FENEMOR Blue Skies (as Adrienne Hindmarsh) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Blue Skies (as Adrienne Hindmarsh)
Vocal Jazz 2009
ADRIENNE FENEMOR Jazz Moods (as Adrienne Hindmarsh) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Moods (as Adrienne Hindmarsh)
Vocal Jazz 2010
ADRIENNE FENEMOR Mo' Puddin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mo' Puddin'
Soul Jazz 2016
ADRIENNE FENEMOR Adrienne Fenemor's Kiwi Blue : Blues Jam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Adrienne Fenemor's Kiwi Blue : Blues Jam
Blues 2016

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ADRIENNE FENEMOR Night & Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night & Day
Vocal Jazz 2008
ADRIENNE FENEMOR Good Jazz Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Jazz Collection
Vocal Jazz 2017

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ADRIENNE FENEMOR Blue Skies (as Adrienne Hindmarsh)

Album · 2009 · Vocal Jazz
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Here's the first review for the vocalist and organist who was born and raised in New Zealand and moved to USA in 2008. Her surname has changed twice. The first two albums were released as Adrienne Hindmarsh, then the next two as Adrienne Fenemor. Nowadays, I found out, she's Adrienne McKay. Don't know if she has continued her discography since 2016, though.

Blue Skies is her self-released debut album, recorded as a trio with guitarist Josh Hindmarsh and drummer Jim Rupp, Adrienne herself playing Hammond organ. It's a lighthearted set of mostly pretty well known standard pieces. Let's start with Adrienne's voice. It's charmingly a bit girlish and innocent (without being too naiive), with a resemblance to Suzanne Vega or the vocalist in The Sundays.

Songs like 'Blue Skies', 'Love Me Or Leave Me', 'Fly Me to the Moon' or 'Route 66' hardly need an introduction. Adrienne's trio doesn't attempt to bring anything radically new to the evergreens, but perhaps these versions in general are slightly more instrumentally oriented than the versions recorded by the numerous famous vocalists; for example 'Fly Me to the Moon' begins with a minute-long organ solo. But otherwise the listener won't be surprised by the interprertations.

The Brazilian song 'Agua de Beber' is remembered from Astrud Gilberto's repertoire, and 'My Baby Just Cares for Me' from Nina Simone's. Adrienne stays sincerely herself all the way, without trying to bring anyone in mind. What I find a weakness of this album is the rather narrow stylistic approach. All is very light-hearted, happy and groovy, which is fairly enjoyable, admittedly. But some slow ballads or more dramatic emotional substance in the compositions along the way would have brought some variety.

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