Grammy-nominated vocalist Wendy Moten recently returned to the studio to do what she does best. On June 6th, the Memphis-born vocalist, who has more than 20 years in the music industry, released her first solo album of jazz standards titled “TIMELESS: Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting.”
The CD release party was held at STAX Museum of American Soul Music and attracted Moten fans – including Grammy-winning saxaphonist Kirk Whalum, president and CEO of the Soulsville Foundation – who’ve grown up with her music or who’ve learned to appreciate one of the industry’s most powerful voices.
Moten’s resume is impressive. She’s recorded a number of top-selling albums that charted in the United States and overseas, and collaborated with various top-tier artists such as Michael Bolton, Eric Clapton, Al Jarreau, Joss Stone, Buddy Guy, Kenny Rogers, Jeffrey Osborne, Alice Cooper, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Whalum, and others. Genres include contemporary, R&B, jazz, rock and country.
Moten is perhaps most noted as a featured vocalist on tour with Latin crooner Julio Iglesias. She traveled with Iglesias for 15 years, “connecting with worldwide audiences.”
“TIMELESS: Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting” is produced by Woodward Avenue Records, Alachua, Fla.