Associated Acts & Highlights: Billie Eilish, Diana Ross, Adele, Rod Stewart, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Peter Cetera, Guns N’ Roses, David Foster, Chaka Khan, Steven Tyler, Lenny Kravitz, Ray Charles, Lou Bega, Stevie Wonder, Travis Tritt, Michael McDonald, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Celia Cruz, Don Henley
Introduction: Growing up in the Bay Area there was a lot of inspiration to be heard. Tower of Power at the Old Waldorf, Maynard Ferguson at the Great American Music Hall, Sarah Vaughn, Art Lande, etc. As often as possible, Anne would venture up to the Fairmont Hotel, put her ear to the door of the Venetian Room and listen to the faint sounds of Tony Bennett. Once in a while, the ‘hard on the inside, soft on the outside’ Maitre d would allow her to step inside with a warning to stay silent and still. That wasn’t difficult. It was sheer breathtaking. The showroom was filled with elegant people sitting at elegant tables. Onstage under magnificent lights, smiling and singing to the world was Tony Bennett. Behind him was the most swingingest band Anne had ever heard. There was no question at this point that Anne was hooked, and she never looked back. After high school, Anne decided to move to Los Angeles to attend CalState Northridge and study music. Within months of her arrival Ann Patterson invited Anne to do Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show with Ann’s band Maiden Voyage, which included playing a 24-bar solo. After three years at CSUN Anne decied to pursue a full time music career. Born in Oakland, California, Anne now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Mike and their two much-loved pound puppies.
Residence: Los Angeles