VOCALIST PAULETTE McWILLIAMS
"...When you are totally blown away by an artist, it’s an experience that revives one’s original passion for the power of music. That’s what happened to me when hearing Paulette McWilliams. Having been marinated in the greatest jazz singers of the century — Ella, Sarah, Billie, Dinah Washington, Carmen McRae, et al. — I’m kind of hard to impress. But McWilliams, a music industry veteran as a backup singer and jingle artist, truly has it all..."
Greg Thomas, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Chicago has always produced great musical talent. Paulette McWilliams is no exception. Paulette was introduced to Quincy Jones via cassette sent by Phil Upchurch, who immediately made her his solo/lead singer for his "Body Heat" tour. While in Japan, she sang a duet on stage with Sarah Vaughan... She has recorded and/or sung live duets with Marvin Gaye (on his last tour), Johnny Mathis; sang a solo on Noel Pointer's last CD....was one of Bette Midler's famous "Harlettes" and performed all over the world with Bette including 8 weeks on Broadway!! Toured and recorded with Luther Vandross for over 20 years... recorded with Mary J. Blige as well as appeared with Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Celine Dion, Anastacia, Whitney Houston, Patty LaBelle, Deborah Cox, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Dennis Edwards (from The Temptations) and many others.