Denia Ridley is an American jazz vocalist now living on the French Riviera who interprets the standards of the “Great American Songbook” in the swinging, dynamic, elegant style reminiscent of her idols, the great Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, and Dinah Washington.
Over the years, she has toured Europe performing at the “Jazz Festival in Madrid”, “Jazz à Domergue” in Cannes, the
“Nice JazzOff”, “Jazz in Najac” in southern France, and the “Festival Internazionale di Jazz ” in Lucca, Tuscany.
Dénia has had the honor of singing with a range of incredibly talented international musicians such as the superb Italian pianist Dado Moroni; the former guitarist for Lena Horne, Art Johnson; and Dutch double-bassist Jack Sewing, who played with world-renowned violinist Stéphane Grappelli for over twenty years.
At the “Théâtre Lino Ventura” in Nice, Dénia Ridley and her trio opened up for one of the most promising and relatively new singers on the jazz scene, Cécile McLorin-Salvant. This year, they did the same at the renowned “Opéra de Nice” for prominent jazz legend and Grammy winner, Kurt Elling while he was on tour.