Sharon's love affair with music and art has been a feature of her life from the beginning. Her total emersion in the world of jazz happened relatively late in life. She has continued to study with the great Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton in New York City. Her knack for choosing material that is perfectly suited to her is uncanny. Her set list includes unfamiliar, modern compositions, as well as standards ranging back to the 1920’s. Sharon’s delivery is highly personal and direct. Her trademark is a pure, unembellished interpretation that relies on tone and phrasing to communicate the lyric and melody. Another aspect of her style that sets her apart is the unique arrangements. Often compared to Blossom Deary and Astrud Gilberto, LaMotte performs with sincere, sexy honesty. Sometimes sweet and sentimental, sometimes adventurous and edgy, sometimes dark and moody but always swinging!
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