There's a reason why the melodies of Great American Songbook have withstood the test of time. Jaimee Paul, along with bandleader and husband, Leif Shires, believe in the strength and beauty of these songs by creating a fresh take on them and making them their own. Ranging from jazz standards of the 30's, stretching to pop standards of the 70's, Jaimee and Leif believe that a show shouldn't be just another concert, but an evening of fun, love and happiness that should be experienced and remembered," Always And Forever."
"Paul is blessed with a glorious voice (indeed, there's significant evidence of [Aretha] Franklin's raw majesty), one that deserves to travel under its own powerful steam... ~ Jazz Times
Just a few interesting points about Jaimee Paul's career….
• Nashville recording artist with 7 albums: "Hymns of Prayer" was nominated for a 2013 Dove Award, "At Last" the album that ended 2012 with the #1 female vocalist in the Jazz Downloads category, Melancholy Baby, After The Ball, and a Christmas album as well.
• Toured with The Judds, Wynona, Jim Brickman, and Kelly Clarkson.
• Picked up by EMI Japan and performed an 8 date tour in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, 6 were sold out!
• Jaimee Paul, Leif Shires, & The Jaimee Paul Band celebrate with a record release party for the new record "My Favorite Things."
"OK guys… Just have to report in on our spectacular evening with vocalist Jaimee Paul and trumpet husband Leif Shires last Saturday night. OMG!!! If you haven't given her serious consideration, you really ought to give it a look… and listen. Extraordinary Vocal range, program range was also fantastic… Gershwin's Summertime juxtaposed with a really cool arrangement of Moonlight Sonata, Curtis Mayfield's People Get Ready, Rogers and Harts' My Funny Valentine, Box Tops' The Letter, and a couple of Bond film theme songs…oh Etta James' "At Last" that'll send chills up your spine. Also Chris Botti has nothing on Leif Shires' trumpet and the rest of the piano, drums and bass ensemble were also top-drawer. Value added with their beautiful scenic backdrops that gave it an extra look of exquisite sophistication." ~ Ron Jewell | Bartlett Performing Arts Center
"We were absolutely delighted with the Jaimee Paul show, and with our personal interactions with Jaimee, Leif and their entire retinue. They are wonderful people to work with - unfailingly pleasant, professional and flexible. Their stage dressing was spectacular, as were Jaimee's gowns. The talent on the stage during the performances was just amazing in every way. Both Jaimee and Leif showed a depth of talent far beyond their years and experience. The audience truly loved the performance and gave them a standing ovation at intermission and at the end of the show." ~ Jody Duggan - Aiken Performing Arts Group | Aiken, SC