Blue Strawberry | An Important New Voice in Jazz | Anaïs Reno

Anaïs Reno

“I want to be a jazz singer, to record and perform and tour. That’s how I want to spend the rest of my life.” - Anaïs Reno
“A once-in-a-lifetime voice." - Broadway World
“Deserves to be on any list of best vocal albums of the year.” - Jersey Jazz
“Rare maturity and uncanny depth.” - Downbeat
“Pure young vocal genius.” - Contemporary Fusion Review
“The most impressive new jazz singer to appear on the scene since Veronica Swift.” -L.A. Jazz Scene
“[She] sang “America The Beautiful,” both verses, shocking the crowd. Anaïs Reno is going to be a superstar.” - Keith Olbermann
“A prodigy." -Michael Feinstein

2016. Age 12. Winner of Forte International Competition’s Platinum Award at Carnegie Hall.
2018. Age 14. As the youngest contestant ever, Second Place in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy competition. 
2019. Age 15. First Place in the Mabel Mercer Foundation Competition.
2020. Age 16. Released Lovesome Thing, Anais Reno sings Ellingtone and Strayhorn, with the Emmet Cohen Trio. Reached #6 on the jazz charts. 
2022-2023. Age 18-19. Sold-out shows at 54Below and Birdland accompanied by Billy Stritch, Tedd Firth and Emmet Cohen.
Student in Jazz Studies at SUNY Purchase. (The same program attended by Samara Joy.)

Thank you to Don and Nina Ardolino for their gracious support of Anaïs’s appearance.