Just who is this woman, this “BARBARA”
that everybody is talking about?

“Barbara Ware — Jazz Vocalist Extraordinaire”

Ed Love, WDET-FM

Barbara’s music has a pristine quality about it which brings you face to face with jazz of an era we sadly left behind... Barbara has remained true to the code of jazz and held the standard high… Barbara’s music, will ‘bring you to a gentle place where soft jazz is the order of the day.”

Jazz Quarterly

CD review: “Let Me Off Uptown — “Jazz singer’s phrasing is masterful… phrasing with characteristic restraint and saying more with a carefully placed accent than others might with a quagmire of embellishment….Ware respects the words and melodies of songs …and the result is that her modulated but never stiff phrasing always communicates the essence of her material …”

— Mark Stryker, Free Press music writer

CD review: “Be Ware, It Might Be Love“– “Detroiter Barbara Ware is an exceptional jazz singer, firmly grounded in the tradition, and employs a program of 16 well-known jazz, American pop, and Brazilian standards. She has a sweet voice – deep, rich and resonant – and a little Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, or Chris Conner influence might be detected. With many years of experience already behind her, this amazingly is her debut recording.”

— Michael G. Nastos, AMG All Music Guide

“Once listeners hear Barbara Ware’s voice  they won’t have any problem remembering her name.”

— Linda Ann Chomin, Observer & Eccentric Newspapers

“Detroiter Barbara Ware trumped many by never letting her improvisatory fancy interfere with the delivery of a lyric.”

– Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press

One critic calls Barbara Ware one “… of the best jazz cabaret singers in the Motor City.”

Barware Ware performing at the Terrace Inn

“Barbara is not a shouter, and she doesn’t scat….she chooses songs that tell a story or express a mood, and delivers the lyrics with feeling and finese, sophistication and dignity, always tempered with a sly smile and a touch of sass.”

— Mitch Genova, Detroit Jazz Monthly

Idlewild Jazz Festival Review:
“Vocalist Barbara Ware, of Detroit, captivated the crowd with a collection of jazz standards” 

— Brett M. Fischbach The Lake County Star

Link to CD Review: Any Place I Hang My Hat