Time magazine wrote, “Kendra Shank’s delectable voice—warm-toned, fine-grained, quietly sexy—sets her well apart from the crowd, as does her knack for picking unhackneyed, slightly off-center material, . . . The up-tempo tunes swing hard; the ballads shimmer and shine.” The Los Angeles Times called her, “a standout. . . . Her renderings of songs often took a reconstructive path, as she disassembled phrases, then reassembled them in her own imaginative fashion.” JazzTimes wrote, “Kendra Shank sounds like sunlight shining through a stained-glass window, her crystalline tone illuminating each song. Working her voice like a horn, she phrases inventively, whether crisp and sizzling or sensuously smoky.” The Boston Globe commented, “This vocalist makes lyrics believable, invents like an instrumentalist, and has an ear second to none for little-known and unknown tunes.”



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