With accolades and career credits that include: "Jazz Vocalist of the Year "; Nashville Grammy (NAMMY) Nomination for Album of The Year,
(Turn My Heart); Southern Artistry's “Esteemed Southern Artist” endorsement; and Nashville Jazz Workshop's 2013 Heritage Award, Greensboro, NC native Connye Florance is known for bringing transformative , captivating musical experiences to her audiences.
Growing up the youngest of 5 in a family where music flowed regularly, she says "Sundays were 'weekly family concert' time. We never wanted for a show. I started singing at 5 years old, won my first talent show in 2nd grade, fell in love with performing arts in high school and have been on stage ever since. It's my home"
Since her post-college transition to Nashville, TN, she has done a bit of everything the industry offers: a myriad of jingles; film, ("The Client", "Ruby", "Existo"), professional theatre, studio recording, jazz rooms and nightclubs. Fans are most familiar with her work as jazz concert artist.
She has toured with Columbia Artists on and off Broadway; performed alongside a variety of notable artists, including Randy Brecker, Kirk Whalum, Joe Davidian and Steinway Artist Beegie Adair. She appears frequently as featured favorite with Nashville Jazz Orchestra and has faithful fans across the U.S.
"A world class jazz vocal stylist with a reputation for excellence, honesty and finesse."
“Enrapturing” , “Mesmerizing” , “Amazing”
As Teaching Artist, workshop facilitator and vocal performance instructor, Connye has engaged her passions for jazz, theater, education, and the stage to inspire and sharpen the skills of young and adult vocalists, and enrich the lives of audience members all over the country.
Find her in full-staged theatrical performance or an intimate concert hall, you can be certain you're in the right place to enjoy a delightful performance.
Kevin Madill, Pianist / Arranger
Originally from Indiana, Kevin attended Ball State University on a trombone scholarship. After moving to Nashville in 1981, he returned to his original instrument, the piano, and quickly became a busy studio musician, producer, arranger and music director. Kevin's television and film credits, including the 1991
Cyndi Lauper film, “Off and Running”, and the soon to be released indy film, “Chipping Away”. over 3000 recordings and 2000 live shows for top artists: Tony Bennett, Leon Russell, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Hornsby, Bernadette Peters, The Jordanaires, The Temptations and countless others. He has been Music Director, accompanist for Connye Florance for the past 25 years.