Paulette Dozier’s work has received acclaim for her international record releases and live performances from New York to Miami and Italy. A recent theatrical run in Florida saw Dozier starring in the acclaimed Billie Holiday biographical tour de force, “Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill.” She's done it all.
Dozier started off singing in the church choir in Florida as a child, warming hearts with an incredible soprano voice and playing the alto sax until her mother (a single parent and career oriented) moved north to New York. There, Dozier's striking looks led her to a modeling career, walking catwalks professionally for the city's fashion elite. At the same time, she had begun intense training with the legendary jazz dance and Broadway choreographer Frank Hatchett.
A natural onstage, Dozier continued to develop a stunningly unique voice that echoed heroes like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday as well as a magnetic stage presence that harkened to the glory days of Josephine Baker. A budding stage career led to an early flurry of international travel and performance in beloved roles, including the celebrated 1940s Radio Hour, La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry’s Girls, and Parade. A touring dance contract brought her to live in Caracas, Venezuela, where she struck up a relationship with a number of Venezuelan record labels for a series of incredible collaborations with Vytas Brenner and Jorge Aguilar, including Belong (Polydor), Aguilar (Love), and Siempre Juntos (Rodven). She later toured Italy as a vocalist with former Simple Minds’ Mike Ogeltree. Back in the US, Dozier has since added her own American solo albums With You and Over & Over Again, both with the PF&E label.
Dozier currently uses her talents for a successful career in commercial modeling, acting, voiceover performing, and coaching. She's also earned degrees including a Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University.
A true renaissance woman, Dozer is a model for all students of the arts, music, and life, with a varied background that's left a rare stone unturned. On the new album, In Walked You, she reveals a tenderness, though, from a soul that still lets its guard down now and then. As with so many other moments in her career, the effect is disarming.