According to jazz expert Steve Voce, a better jazz vocalist thanNorma Winstone can hardly be found. 'She leaves the listenersbehind with tasteful ideas she wraps in pure musical forms.' Arightful honor for this London singer. Norma Winstone (1941)started performing in Ronnie Scott's jazz club in the 1960s, amongother places; first limiting herself to singing standards, butlater becoming more and more involved in experimental circles.There she developed a unique style by improvising with non-existentwords. In the 1970s she was part of the exquisite band Azimuth,with which she recorded several albums. Later on she performed alot with Kenny Wheeler's big band (Wheeler was once a member ofAzimuth too). Despite her impressive career, Norma Winstone is a'well-kept secret' in the eyes of many connoisseurs. She willappear with the gifted pianist Fred Hersch, with whom she made theduo CD Songs & Lullabies.