The new release 'Bein' Green' presents a variety of musical styles including bossanova, reggae and blues. The album has local Northwest musicians featured including Ray Wood, Scott Spadafora, Carl Granich, Tom Russell, Eduardo Mendonça, Lorree Gardener, Guido Perla, Martin Goldstein, Bruce Johnston, Spencer Hoveskeland and Luke Painter. Michelle Dedman has been singing jazz standards, blues, bossa nova, folk, and more in the northwest since she moved there from Texas in 1987. Songs from 1920's to the 1940's are her favorite. She is known for her singing, but she is also a rhythm guitarist. In the 90's she fronted her own quartet and produced a jazz/folk CD called 'Meet Me Where They Play the Blues'. At the same time she was the drummer and sang in the Seattle vocal swing band 'Beats Cookin''. In Olympia,Wa Michelle plays guitar and ukelele in "Bevy', an all-woman ensemble that plays Latin-American and African rhythms and songs, jazz standards and music by local composers.
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