Vocalist, Actress, Songwriter, Teaching Artist,
Vocal Coach, Storyteller
"The blessing is that the music has brought me this far. I'm grateful that folks are regularly "touched and fed" by my presentations of song and story. They always leave 'better' than they were when they entered. ...and if I can improve a moment in a life, I'm fulfilling my purpose.
I'm my most authentic self when I'm communicating with people through music. Because I have more to give than I do something to prove, I meet far more 'hearts filled with gratitude ' than I do 'critics filled with attitude'."
"Along with an impeccable, healing vocal instrument, Connye delivers honesty and realism, a rare combination." -- Kevin Madill
THANKS to writer Craig Havighurst: WMOT Music News, The String, whose fantastic profile of my career journey is now posted on my home state arts organization page athttps://www.ncarts.org/comehearnc/365-days-music/greensboro-native-connye-florance-sings-nashville’s-jazz-rhapsody
"A gorgeous voice that combines the power of Jennifer Holiday and the emotive authority of Whitney Houston.”
- Christopher Louden Jazz Times
"Her vocal elegance is highlighted by an emotional quality that is at once reassuring and breathtaking."
- Leon Russell, Singer, Songwriter
“A ticket to a Connye Florance concert should probably include a warning: Prolonged exposure to this singer’s velvety vocals can induce an involuntary, trance-like state of blissful nirvana.”
-John Pitcher, Art Now Nashville