“Some vocal recording debuts are tentative and readily sound as such. Not so, for Philadelphia born singer Angie Wells. On her newly minted Love and Mischief, she spins out eleven (including one bonus track)mostly standards (with two originals) that are burn-the-barn smoldering with a centripetal swing. ”
— All About Jazz
“Angie Wells is an impressive young singer who has had success in France. She has a beautiful voice, a quietly expressive style, and is particularly rewarding when singing a lowdown blues or making every note count on a slow ballad. She consistently puts a lot of feeling and understanding into the lyrics that she interprets. ”
— Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
“Angie Wells is a jazz singer with a rich beautiful sound and a big beat. She understands the meaning of a lyric and really makes it come alive. It is a pleasure to work with her and I know people will enjoy her. ”
— - Bill Cunliffe, Grammy winning jazz pianist, composer and arranger
LOVE AND MISCHIEF (new release)
All About Jazz New Release Review Link
Wells began her singing career in an intimate little supper club in St. Germain des Pres in Paris when she joined the trio playing that night for a few tunes. The audience's explosive applause encouraged her to begin training to sing professionally. She won the New Talent Competition at the final Sweet n' Hot Jazz Festival in Los Angeles and qualified as a semifinalist for the 1st Annual Indaba Music Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
Angie's smokey well rounded voice can give listeners goosebumps on a ballad or blues and then turn around to get them up on their feet when she swings. She "gives a show" in the true sense of the phrase with glamorous costume changes, humorous banter, and the desire to show her audience how much she appreciates them by giving everything she has during her performances.