Amy Cervini

Shervin Lainez

Amy Cervini sings all across the musical spectrum. She has recorded tributes to Blossom Dearie and country songs. She's sung shows for children and shows that I've called "delightfully naughty." She also often sings alongside Melissa Stylianou and Hilary Gardner in the trio Duchess, tackling everything from jazz standards and pop to the astonishingly fast and hip vocal arrangements of the Boswell Sisters. Having been a saxophonist gives Amy much more improvisational chops as a vocalist.

Chris Tobin / WBGO

Amy Cervini recently came to WBGO for a Singers Unlimited session with Michael Bourne. They talked about her new album, No One Ever Tells You — and, with Michael Cabe playing piano, she sang some of the songs. 

She’ll celebrate the album’s release with a gig June 15 at Subculture in the East Village. She’s been in residence for years at the 55 Bar, and often works with the group Duchess. (Duchess sings next on June 27 at the Jazz Standard.)