What They're Saying about Wendolina


"It's a ballad-heavy tour of standards, showcasing her warm embrace and sensitive phrasing, especially on 'When October Goes'. The cozy collection is perfect for a dinner party or an evening by the fireplace."

Jon Bream
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An "incredible captivating jazz vocalist" who "captures the true essence of jazz"…

Mousagenre (U.K.) CD review excerpt
Voted Wendolina #2 of the top 50 independent artists of 2005

"Wendy has an enjoyable and pleasing vocal style and an easy interpretive approach to the songs she sings. The variety of songs on the album take one on an enjoyable journey of aural pleasure and it is a pity when the last song is sung leaving one wanting for more….find out more about this adventurous and sensitive soul whose skills will entrance one."

Excerpt from review by:
Eric Alan
Cape Town South Africa
Jazz Rendezvous

"Each song is approached as an individual entity, but her honey-toned voice brings the immensely diverse package to a very satisfying whole. …she approaches each song, and each style, with a studied, elegant ease….she makes you believe that that is how the song was meant to be sung.

Many very good jazz singers sound bold and brassy much like polyester – WENDOLINA is pure cashmere."

Excerpt from review by:
Hadley Tituss
Cape Town South Africa
Fine Music Radio Broadcaster and Manager at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town

Club Owners

"Some families are graced with so much talent that it’s hard to comprehend where it comes from or what life must have been like as they grew up together. Wendy is from one of those families. Growing up in that environment has given Wendy the grace and poise to match her formidable vocal skills. Her tone is gorgeous, she swings, and she lights up a stage.

She has all those qualities that make stars shine."

Lowell Pickett, Owner
Dakota Jazz Club
Minneapolis, Minnesota


"What an extraordinary talent…such control, nuance, tonal color, timing, laser-precise intonation and SOUL…A MAGNIFICENT VOICE!"

Charles Argersinger
International Composer/Arranger

"I have been lucky enough to share the stage with Wendy on more than a few occasions. Her voice is warm and rich with emotion. Her technical command of her instrument, her stylistic versatility and her vocal sensuality help her stand out from the rest in this genre. There are other qualities about Wendy that are non-musical, but equally as important. She is professional, courteous, a great communicator, fun to be around, and has such a great energy about her. There is always a great vibe when she is on stage and that has everything to do with who she is a person as well as who she is as an artist! I hope to have the pleasure to make music with her again in the future…"

Dave Anania
Associate Musical Director & Percussionist - Blue Man Group, Berlin Drummer/Composer/Vocalist - Greazy Meal, Minneapolis

"Wendy’s close attention to living the lyric, capturing the melody and enhancing the original intent of the song with her graceful style, are all things that a songwriter hopes for when they put pen to paper. Her finesse with languages adds yet another layer to an already multi-faceted vocalist.

You can trust her natural feel, flawless intonation and pure musicality in every genre. From the technical legerdemain of jazz to the flowing essence of Latin music and any R&B and Soul in between, Wendy knows the way by heart…just follow the sound of her voice."

Marissa Dodge
(the legendary Lena Horne features
Marissa’s composition "Black Is"
on her album "Seasons of a Life")

"Wendolina is the proverbial 'sleeper'. With an objective listen you will hear her extraordinary talent as a front and center vocalist. With beautiful pacing, range, imagination and better than relative pitch, Wendy has all the potential to become a marquee jazz singer. The right ears have to fall upon her and they will soon."

Jae Sinnett
Drummer, Composer and Radio Personality

"Wendy’s phrasing is a sultry as she is – her voice is silky, smooth and soothing - her interpretations of standards make them sound new again. Definitely worth seeing and hearing!"

St. Paul Peterson
International Recording artist/Music Director/Composer (formerly with Prince)