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“Rachel is a classic jazz singer, with a voice that is velvet and powerful, as happy providing scat as she is just rolling around the lyrics….Jazz singing rarely gets any better than this.”
Kev Rowland, Jazz Music Archives (Nov. 2018)

“Caswell’s articulation, elegant interpretations and innate ability to caress a lyric and squeeze every bit of emotion from it separate her from the many vocalists in the ultra-competitive, especially for females, jazz vocal category.”
– Jim Hynes, Making a Scene! (Nov. 2018)

“…she’s no diva. She is much better than that: a jazz musician in the company of other jazz musicians.”
– Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz (Nov. 2018)

“…she has the necessary skills and flexibility to make it as a professional jazz singer on the national scene. She is more than ready to break into the big time.”
Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online

“Rachel’s flawless tone, creative phrasing and interest in exploring many different genres make her a vocalist with unlimited potential. She excels in finding uncharted paths into well-known songs and has considerable chops as a scat singer.”
Ken Dryden, Hot House Jazz Magazine (Sept. 2018)

“Rachel Caswell is the real deal! A true jazz artist and one of the best improvisers in the genre.”
Grady Harp, Top Contributor (Aug. 4, 2018)

“Rachel Caswell is an exquisite jazz singer….she is a full-fledged diva with excellent timing, pure tones that swoop and soar like a reed instrument and the ability to improvise with precision pitch and great creativity….and her emotional delivery seals the deal.”
Dee Dee McNeil, Muscialmemoir’s Blog (Aug. 1, 2018)

“…she’s one of the few modern singers who can scat without adding too much nostalgia….It does all sound so easy, but don’t assume any of this really is.”
Marc Phillips, The Vinyl Anachronist (July 30, 2018)

“Elegant jazz vocals full of life…I can tell you now that you’re going to fall in love with Rachel’s amazing vocal work…superb jazz!”
Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews (July 26, 2018)

“All I Know, is that Rachel Caswell is a tremendous musician who sings beautifully….Her tone is gorgeous and her pitch is, simply, sensational!”
Rufus Reid, Jazz Bassist/Composer

“Rachel is a wonderful singer with a deep feeling and a fantastic improvisational talent complemented by a lovely rich sound.”
Sheila Jordan, Jazz Vocalist

“Rachel’s [scat solos] are expansive, inventive and pitch-perfect treats….The emotional honesty of Rachel’s singing always makes a direct connection.”
Peter Hum,, Ottawa Citizen (August 16, 2013)

“Rachel’s voice is clear and slips seemingly effortlessly from lyrics to scat.”
Martin Z. Kasdan Jr., Jazzin’, Louisville Music News (May 2013)

“Long story short, no one is approaching vocal jazz in this fashion.”
Brent Black, @CriticalJazz (March 7, 2013)

“She knocked me right out!”
Nancy King, Jazz Vocalist


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