Wow, what a super honor to spend time with and photograph the amazing Angie Doctor. She is a powerhouse of a woman, an educator, a vocalist, a composer, an entrepreneur, a mother and a great friend. I met her at Jazz Camp West many moons ago and I always look forward to her smile, her laugh and heartfelt and gorgeous performances. Angie has been a huge presence in the Bay Area Jazz scene for the last 18 years and her list of accomplishments is long.
Angie is a song-writer and arranger, vocal coach and clinician for school music ensembles and solo singers, background singer for groups such as The Manhattans, Heatwave, Gene Chandler, Barbara Lewis, Billy Paul, and many others, studio singer and voice-over talent, is the soprano in the jazz vocal quartet Clockwork and is currently in the wackiest of all a cappella groups, The Bobs. In addition, she has been singer and soloist for music projects with Bobby McFerrin, Sufjan Stevens, Sweet Honey in the Rock, John Zorn, Meredith Monk, performing at venues that include Zellerbach in Berkeley, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Philharmonie Berlin. Her vocal work can be heard on many recording projects, including as a featured soloist on the Grammy-nominated recording of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” (Harmonia Mundi), conducted by Kent Nagano.
Angie, thank you for trusting me to capture your light and beauty. I look forward to seeing how you use these images as you rebrand your website. Stay tuned everyone! Thank you Brittni J Coleman for doing such an amazing job on Angie’s makeup and hair – your work constantly amazes me and I love working with you!