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"One of the finest jazz singers working in this or any other city." - Chicago Tribune
"A wicked way with a lyric!" - New York Times
Award-winning jazz vocalist Spider Saloff has received critical acclaim as co-host and co-creator of the internationally syndicated public radio series Words and Music.
As one of the rare officially-sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial, her concert, Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin, has been touring the United States since 1996 and headlined the Gershwin Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. A version of this show is also available for performance with symphony orchestra.
Ms. Saloff has played renowned club and concert venues, including the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and Town Hall, New York, among many others. She is a five-time winner of the prestigious MAC Award and received a special citation from NARAS, presenter of the Grammy Awards. Ms. Saloff has five CDs on Kopaesthetics Records.
As a well-respected educator, Ms. Saloff offers classes that are educational and entertaining, and students of all ages gain knowledge about the art of jazz singing, vocal improvisation, and lyric interpretation of the classics of "The American Songbook." In addition to her successful performing career, Ms. Saloff is an instructor at the Bloom School of Jazz in Chicago.