Moonblossom Trio

Austin
Jazz

Play Song Shoop Ta Sho
Play Song You're My Falling Star
Play Song Our Goodbyes

Vocal and instrumental jazz trio featuring classic American Songbook standards and Brazilian music. We occasionally add Texas songwriters like Walter Hyatt and Cindy Walker to the mix, blues and pop depending on the show. We focus on the popular standards of the 30s, 40s and 50s covering songwriters such as Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jimmy Van Heusen and the Gershwin Brothers.

PERSONNEL:
Chris Jones, upright bass
Monte Mann, Bart Madeley lead guitar
Paula Held, vocals, rhythm guitar

"Paula adds new ideas to the jazz-related work of now famous female artists like Norah Jones, Diana Krall and Madeleine Peyroux. Her voice is flexible and sultry, and the accompaniment is excellent." - Fred Schmale, Real Roots Cafe

Reviews
Steve Brooks  January 20 2018

Paula's such an accomplished singer-songwriter on her own that it's a pleasant surprise to hear her in a whole 'nother context: as jazz chanteuse. She's got the vocal chops to handle the twists and turns of the old standards, and excellent taste in backup musicians. It's a lively, toe-tapping show, and I look forward to hearing it again.

Linda Allen And Jimmy Ash  January 20 2018

“I have been a fan of Paula Held’s music for many years since the first time she performed at my restaurant, Linda’s Fine Foods in Wimberley in 2011. So much of a fan that I asked her to play with her trio, Moon Blossom, at my son’s rehearsal dinner in November. I had in mind Jazz Standards and mentioned to Paula that quite a few Brazilians would be at the party. The group performed beautifully and professionally, including playing several Bossa Nova instrumentals in her sets along with vocal Jazz Standards. Sensuous and classy music. I couldn’t have been more pleased.” - Linda Allen