Lila Ammons is a versatile and engaging singer who has forged a
path in music that honors tradition and her own expressive impulses.
Beginning her vocal career in opera houses and concert halls, she
later returned to her roots in jazz and the classic blues tradition. For
the past several years she has gained popular and critical acclaim
touring Europe, Great Britain and Brazil with German pianist Axel
Zwingenberger, and as feature vocalist with the ABC&D of Boogie
Woogie Quartet with Zwingenberger and Charlie Watts, singing classic
blues, boogie boogie and jazz. For the past two years, Ammons has
primarily remained Stateside to focus on her upcoming jazz CD
project, “Genealogy” - A celebration of the heritage of jazz and her
own family heritage. The Lila Ammons Jazz Group is currently
performing in her home-base in the Twin Cities. Through recordings
and live performances alike, Ammons continues to attract new
audiences with her nuanced vocal jazz narratives, a respect for jazz
idioms, traditional blues and an unpredictability that delights.