Jazz pianist and vocalist Anne Farnsworth lives in Los Angeles where she divides her time between performing, teaching, and journalism. She has toured extensively in the States and abroad and has appeared with Harry “Sweets” Edison, Johnny Griffin, Jaki Byard, and Herbie Hancock.
Her columns, essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Windplayer, Billboard Live, Jazz Notes, All About Jazz - Los Angeles and RealTalkLA. She writes a monthly column on the Concord Jazz Group's website. Her original recordings can be heard on the FX series, The Shield.
Anne resides on the music faculty of the University of Southern California and is the author of JAZZ VOCAL TECHNIQUES (JazzMediaPress2007).
Since her arrival in Los Angeles, she has become an active participant in the club and theater scenes, serving as musical director for plays and revues and performing with her quartet. Her latest recording, SATURDAY MORNING, was released on the JazzMedia label.
"Los Angeles singer and pianist Anne Farnsworth's calling cards are standards and modern pop - combining tasteful improvisation with lyric imagination and a pinch of humor..."
"Appearing on Clearwater Beach for the first time, Anne Farnsworth is a welcome addition to the local Jazz scene. Anne's vocal range and unique stylings are absolutely gorgeous. This review marks the first time Anne has been written about in the area but will by now means be the last."
"With a profound knowledge of the history of jazz and the American songbook, Anne interprets standards with witty elegance and genuine sociablility. With her improvisational flair and lyric imagination, she evokes the models of humor and swing, Blossom Dearie and Annie Ross."
"In a coy solo on "Body and Soul", she recalled Billie Holiday. Scatting impressively on "Twisted", she gave this chestnut the offbeat elegance of a Blossom Dearie."
“Anne’s vocal stylings are just gorgeous…”
“…a very hip musical sense.”
Linda Yohn, Music Director
WEMU, Ypsilanti, MI
“Saturday Morning is the kind of release that is best described as ‘timeless’. She can sing and she can play. If you love vocal Jazz you’ll love Saturday Morning.”
“We have been giving it airplay for some time – listeners are enjoying the tracks we’re playing.”
Eric Cohen, Music Director
WAER, Syracuse, N.Y.
“I'm very impressed with SATURDAY MORNING. A thoroughly fine disc.”
Rich Tozier, Music Director
Maine Public Radio