I learnt to sing by listening to as many vocalists as possible - and still do. Among my favourites, as well as the more obvious jazz greats, are artists such as Blossom Dearie, Mark Murphy, Jackie Paris, Anita O'Day, Nancy Wilson, Eddie Jefferson and John Hendricks.
I worked in and around the West End with the band Lush Life. We played at venues which included Ronnie Scotts, 100 Club, The Vortex, Quaglino's and the Cafe de Paris and wrote and recorded the album "Alligator Lounge" on 33Records.
As a solo performer I sing regularly at the 606 Club in Chelsea, Boisdale's of Belgravia and Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. I have recorded one album - so far
"A Whisper of Love A Whisper of Hate" which has received airplay on Smooth fm and Jazz Fm.
'Parker is a bon vivant, a kittenish version of Madeleine Peyroux in love with the glamorous 'old world' pleasures of cocktails, vampy femme fatales and indoor smoking, well aren't we all? ' Jazzwise
‘The splendidly retro Jane Parker arrived in high heels and lacy little
black number to sing Sugar and The Man I Love, emoting with a breathless wide-eyed devotion that recalled Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot.
Jack Masserick, Evening Standard
‘Jane Parker’s breathy vocals,
reminiscent of Rickie Lee Jones
or sometimes Billie Holliday,
are both sultry and steamy as
the bayou itself’