March 1st - 3rd 2013
A Festival Celebrating Women in Jazz Music & Dance
Dec 31, 1969:
The Pfister Sisters
“The Pfisters' specialty, the recreation of the harmonies of New Orleans' own Boswell Sisters, occupies an important place in the history and evolution of New Orleans music. The Boswell Sisters, in the twenties and thirties, invented close harmony jazz singing.
The Pfister Sisters carry on this tradition. Their music, however, is anything but a museum piece. Their voices melt together, their band really kicks, and they get the audience smiling and swaying in the timelessness that is the joy of music.” — 1997 Jazz Fest review at 'Radio Free New Orleans' Internet Site on the Web
The Pfister Sisters are Holley Bendtsen, Yvette Voelker, and Debbie Davis, along with Amasa Miller on piano. In 2009, they celebrated their 30th year presenting New Orleans’ indigenous jazz vocal harmony to the world!
They've shared stages with Vet Boswell (of the Boswell Sisters), Maxene Andrews (of the Andrews Sisters), The Neville Brothers, Charmaine Neville, Kermit Ruffins, Ernie-K-Doe, Frankie Ford, Dr. John, Banu Gibson, Leigh "Lil’ Queenie" Harris, Marcia Ball, Henry Butler, Linda Rondstadt, Jimmy Buffet, Judith Owen, Harry Shearer, The Dukes of Dixieland, Luther Kent, and most recently, the renowned classical a capella mens' choir from San Francisco, Chanticleer.