Yvette Norwood-Tiger is a vocalist, songwriter, vocal coach, recording artist and a voting member of The Recording Academy (GRAMMY). Yvette is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. She is the founder and director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival. Her CDs, “A’LA ELLA!“ and “whY NoT… Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz“ feature music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and the Gershwins.
Yvette’s general repertoire includes jazz standards, bebop and Latin jazz. She performs internationally, including sets with jazz orchestra The Cotton Club All Stars at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City. She has also performed with Latin music artist, Tito Puente, Jr., the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, family members of Celine Dion and band members of Spyro Gyra (Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman). Yvette resides in South Florida where she performs extensively at venues including the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Boca Black Box and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Yvette has performed sold-out/standing-room-only concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London, the Muizenberg Jazz Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the B-Flat Jazz Club, one of the top jazz venues in Berlin, Germany. She has also performed at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium and various venues in New Jersey, New York and Florida.
Yvette performed a sold-out, standing-room-only concert event at Royal Albert Hall (her second concert at the venue in less than nine months) titled “World Tour of Jazz,” where she performed jazz songs written by composers from around the world. Yvette’s recently released CD, “A’LA ELLA!“ is a celebration of the life and works of Ella Fitzgerald and is played on radio stations around the world and was on JazzWeek jazz charts for six weeks straight. Yvette is also touring North America, Europe and South Africa to celebrate Ella’s wonderful contribution to jazz music. “The swingin’ and groovin’ singer’s career is on the fast track. Whether she is backed with a full jazz ensemble or with a piano accompanist, she sets an authentic jazzy mood for true jazz listeners.”- Phil Dorian, “Two River Times” in Rumson, New Jersey.