Stephen Schwartz’ “Beautiful City” from Godspell, recorded for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Whidbey Island for their February 14, 2021 service about “Beloved Community”.
Below is an excerpt from Jeannette’s time as a singer in Cirque du Soleil’s Mystére in Las Vegas.
Soprano – Jeannette d’Armand
Alto – Stacey Limey Miles
Jeannette’s interview with Jazz Historian Elaine Hayes as part of the blog series “Lady Be Bop” for the Seattle Women in Jazz Festival.
Jeannette d’Armand’s debut CD, Stage Road, is a collection of beautifully arranged jazz pieces. The versatility in song selection is superb and her nuanced vocals stunning. Composers include Bob Dorough, Alec Wilder, Jackie Gleason, Stephen Sondheim, Rupert Holmes, and Joni Mitchell. Back-up vocals sung by Manhattan Transfer female founders Laurel Massé and Janis Siegel.
Listen to audio samples from Stage Road
Small Day Tomorrow
The Girls of Summer
It’s Only a Broken Heart
Touchtone Love Screen
Sing, My Heart
Like a Shiver
Where Is the One?
The Sweetest Story Ever Told – Roses for Remembrance
Below is a link to Amy Denio’s composition “Non lo so, Polo”. The piece is based on the texts of Italo Calvino’s “Le Cittá Invisibili” and the conversation that took place between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Jeannette sang the part of Kublai Khan.
“Jeannette has a captivating stage presence, a warm rapport with her audience, and a magical voice which has as many facets as a finely cut gem. Her treatment of plaintive blues ballads was as equally convincing as the Kurt Weill light opera. And the authenticity of her emotional delivery is a rare find in an artist of her youth and beauty. Ms. d’Armand is a talent who is poised to make her mark on a much larger audience.”
Roger W. Bennett-Percussionist
“If voices were food, Jenny’s would be dessert: sweet, rich and satisfying – the dish that everyone looks forward to. “
Charles Baker, Composer
“I love her voice … a real professional.”
Dennis Coleman, Director, Seattle Men’s Chorus
“The thing that came to mind when I first heard Jeannette sing was a cello in the hands of a virtuoso – deep and sonorous in the low range and brilliant but with a unique richness in the upper ranges.”
Erik Aho, Composer
“Jenny is one of those singers who takes a song and makes it her own. A lot of fun to work with, but even more fun to watch. She’s got that kind of style that makes audiences holler when the song is done.”
Eric Lane Barnes, Associate Director, Seattle Men’s Chorus
“In a world of commercial stereotyped voices, hers is one that stands out for elegance and power.”
“d’Armand invites you into a place that is a part of her heart and a part of yours. She does this to the music she makes. It’s beautiful, uniquely hers and moving. She also knows how to have fun with a quick wit and comedic presence in her show.”
Janna Wachter, Mezzo Soprano and Music Educator
“Jenny and I sang together in Cirque du Soleil’s production of ‘Mystere,’ and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her vibrant, velvet voice each night. To each and every show she brought a piece of herself, sharing her sparkling personality with the audience. She loved what she was doing, and it was obvious to me that the audience loved her back. Never before have I so enjoyed singing with someone, and I probably never will again.”
Stacey Sanford, Singer/Music Educator
“d’Armand sings from the soul, stirring ‘Black Coffee’ while crooning ‘Cry Me A River.’ Her voice is powerful, dramatic and versatile. She has a haunting quality and a vulnerability which reels her audiences in. A wonderful cabaret singer… A true vocal artist …”
Arnaldo Inocentes, Cabaret Singer