Vaughnette Bigford
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  • Trinidad and Tobago
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Vaughnette Bigford - Jazz Vocalist

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Allison Valentine Joseph left a comment for Vaughnette Bigford
"Thanks Vaughnette... I am doing fine, and I hope you are as well... I am sorry I missed your interview... Best wishes to you... Allison"
Feb 17, 2011
Terrance Hazly left a comment for Vaughnette Bigford
"thanx for the friendship ladi hope u enjoy the music drop by anytime peace! Terrance "
Feb 17, 2011
Vladimir Shalnev left a comment for Vaughnette Bigford
"Hi! Check out my two new tracks "Mr.Who?!" and "Amazing Grace". Could you advise me a studio where I can do mastering for my album. Sincerely, VS"
Nov 14, 2010
Kim L. Horn left a comment for Vaughnette Bigford
"You as well, Do you have any CD's out now?"
Sep 9, 2010
Lorree K. Slye left a comment for Vaughnette Bigford
"Dear Vaughnette, I thought I had responded to you but I see I didn't. Anyway thanks for the love gave me. Now it's my turn. Girl, you can sing. Wonderful, crisp and smooth and warm tones and the execution and control is flawless. I just…"
Sep 9, 2010
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"Thank you. What a pleasure to meet you as well. Are you performing in California any time soon? Kim"
Sep 7, 2010
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Where are you located?
Trinidad and Tobago
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist
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Since her debut in 2004, Vaughnette's rich, earthy jazz vocals have been making audiences sit up and take notice…and she’s been developing quite a fan club, too! She is recognised for her haunting delivery of some of the most timeless jazz standards and confesses that when she discovered jazz, she knew she had found a “home”.
Hailing from South Trinidad, Vaughnette’s professional entry onto the jazz circuit came at the 2004 Steelpan & Jazz Festival (formerly Pan Royale) as guest vocalist with Len “Boogsie” Sharpe and Phase II Pan Groove.

For three consecutive years she graced the stage at the San Fernando Jazz Festival, appearing with Carlton Alexander’s Coalpot Band. Also at that Festival, audiences would have been treated to her leading the chorus line for world-renowned Botswanan flugel horn player, Socca Moruakgomo.

Vaughnette has trained and continues to perfect her craft with some of the finest local and foreign vocal coaches and musicians. The list includes Cristiana Balbosa and Jessel Murray (Trinidad), Howard Rees (Toronto), jazz legend Dr. Barry Harris, Hank Jones and vocalist Sheila Jordan. She currently studies with the esteemed Ms. Donna Mc Elroy of Berklee College of Music.

Closer to home, Vaughnette has worked with some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most celebrated jazz musicians: Carlton Zanda, Theron Shaw, Raf Robertson,
Ray Holman, Sean Thomas and Ron Reid. Topping her list of most noteworthy performances to date is her smoldering centre-stage solo act at the YWCA’s “Sisters in Song” - a Caribbean jazz concert featuring local greats like Mavis John and Chantal Esdelle and being the guest vocalist to the band Earthsound at Ryles Jazz Club in Boston.

Vaughnette remains an active member of the US-based International Women in Jazz (www.internationalwomeninjazzz.com) .When she's not spinning her magic on stage, she can be found performing duties as an Occupational Safety and Health practitioner with a major oil company. She is also a student of BerkleeMusic online. In 2008, Vaughnette was one of the few students from the Caribbean to be awarded a scholarship by the Berklee College of Music to study at their Summer Performance Program. She was one of the featured vocalists at the Summer Program's Singers Showcase held at the Berklee Performance Center.
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At 4:43pm on December 31, 2010, Terrance Hazly said…

thanx for the friendship ladi hope u enjoy the music drop by anytime peace!

Terrance 

At 8:49am on December 13, 2010, Allison Valentine Joseph said…

Thanks Vaughnette... I am doing fine, and I hope you are as well... I am sorry I missed your interview... Best wishes to you...

Allison

At 2:21pm on September 14, 2010, Vladimir Shalnev said…
Hi! Check out my two new tracks "Mr.Who?!" and "Amazing Grace".

Could you advise me a studio where I can do mastering for my album.

Sincerely, VS
At 8:59pm on September 9, 2010, Lorree K. Slye said…
Dear Vaughnette, I thought I had responded to you but I see I didn't. Anyway thanks for the love gave me. Now it's my turn. Girl, you can sing. Wonderful, crisp and smooth and warm tones and the execution and control is flawless. I just loved listening to your renditions. Such a beautiful voice and spirit to go with it. What a blessing to my ears. Keep the music flowing. Lorree Slye
At 5:20pm on September 8, 2010, Kim L. Horn said…
You as well, Do you have any CD's out now?
At 10:27am on September 7, 2010, Kim L. Horn said…
Thank you. What a pleasure to meet you as well. Are you performing in California any time soon? Kim
At 12:20pm on February 9, 2010, Hope Deans said…
Hello dear what state, country are you in? I always go crazy when i want to attend a show and there is no state on the envite.
At 8:39pm on February 8, 2010, Ekendra Das said…
Peace sister, you are inspiring, it is always as much about the spirit as it is the music and you are gifted by the Divine with both. I recorded with Raf some years ago for his Sacred Rhythms CD, I hope karma is good to me and I have the pleasure to work with you one day. Until then Peace
Ekendra Das
At 5:34pm on January 30, 2010, Benard Ighner said…
Thanks so much.. I hope you continue to sing it. All My Best
At 12:23pm on January 29, 2010, Benard Ighner said…
Well.. It's a pleasure meeting too. I do hope all is well.
Peace & Blessings
 
 
 

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