Barbara Morrison is Recognized by NPR as one of the "50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists" (Fall 2010)
Barbara Morrison has been pleasing audiences and garnering rave reviews for more than three decades. In addition to a long list of her own recordings, she has worked with an A-List of “Who’s Who” in the jazz world.
Barbara was born and raised a short drive from Detroit, Michigan. The young starry-eyed 10-year old launched her professional career with her first recording for a radio station in Detroit. She moved to Los Angeles in 1973 and began to blaze a trail around the globe delivering performances that keep audiences asking for more.
One of the hardest working and busiest jazz and blues entertainers in the business, Barbara Morrison has an impressive discography of recordings that include 3 Grammy nominations. It is safe to say that she is among the most recorded jazz and blues artists of her generation.
As Barbara continues to add to an enormous stack of impressive achievements, she recalls highlights earlier in her career that will always hold a special place:
In 1995, Barbara performed in a star-studded line-up television tribute to Ella Fitzgerald along with Mel Torme, Diane Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick and Lou Rawls.
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
In 2008 she opened the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center (BMPAC). The 99-seat theatre has adaptable performance space. The Center is located in the historic Leimert Park District, which is considered the center of the African-American arts scene in Los Angeles, California. BMPAC is alive with music and arts-related programming at least 6 days each week. BMPAC supports the national Harmony Project by donating the facility for the children to practice during the week after school. Barbara also teaches a Jazz Vocals Workshop every Wednesday night.
Please help support Ms. Morrison, she has done a lot for our community.