"Ms. Desmond

delivers jazz

with stunning style."

-Philadelphia METRO 2003

Mary Ellen Desmond vocalist

  • Black Coffee0:33

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"A swinging stylist

who is simply

a  joy to hear."  

- Jazztimes  2012

Song Samples

Her voice is sweet, clear and pure, with a deceptively wide range and attractive vibrato, superior intonation and enunciation, totally devoid of “jazzy” licks and cliché’s. The repertoire she’s chosen is ideal for her and includes American songbook classics like “Skylark,” “I Concentrate on You,” and “The Nearness of You".

While she prefers to let a good deal of the lyrics and written melodies speak for themselves, she does improvise tastefully and subtly. She chooses to make understated variations on the melody and shifts the phrasing of same when it makes, shall we say, “swinging sense.” 

        Bruce Klauber                     

  • Love Turns Winter to Spring0:21

  • Snowed in With You 0:29


  • You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To0:24

  • I Like It Here0:15

  • It's Over Now0:08