The southern Jazz Dream
Nashville Recording Artist Colleen Orender's new music is a sultry jazz dream with pop sensibilities and a touch of James Bond.
Born in Tampa, Colleen Orender began her career singing with her grandfather's country band at the age of five.
A touring jazz and blues artist for decades, Orender turns your hometown venues into smoldering 1930's Mississippi juke joints. She teamed up with Michael Davey in Nashville to produce her new sound that many are comparing to Amy Winehouse with Julie London's essence. We see a new genre stand on its own, the Sophisticated Pop of the decade.
Upon her arrival in Nashville Colleen was featured on demos produced by the likes of Tim Akers.
(Music Director/Keys for Prime Time Country TNN, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Rascall Flatts, just to name a few) Her first album was written and produced by Anthony Crawford (Guitarist for Neil Young, Steve Windwood) She joined a band at Opryland, and the group opened for Rick Springfield and Wilson Phillips, and was a part of the opening of Always Patsy Cline at the legendary Ryman Auditorium along with many company engagements. Recently, she opened for Wynnona Judd at the Standard, in March of 2014.
She was recently featured on the Tennis Channel, performing at the opening ceremony for the BNP Parabis Open in Palm Springs, CA. in March of 2017.
She penned a show, based loosely on Patti Page's memoires, called "The Singing Rage" and performed for a sold out audience at the legendary Alhambra Theatre and Dining in Jacksonville featuring Bill Prince.
An accomplished songwriter to boot, Colleen lends her talents to many of Nashville's studios and songwriters as well. Orender tours extensively across the country and abroad with Nashville studio musicians, such as Rory Hoffman( Ricky Skaggs, Kathy Mattea and John Cowan), Lauren Saks(Terri Clarke), Chris Collier and John Scherer(Baby Rose), out of Atlanta. Packing out arena's and venues such as The House of Blues, Gexa Arena with CBS radio, The Glass Cactus, Nashville Schermerhorn, B.B King's, Rudy's Jazz Room, Busch Gardens Tampa, and many, many more.
Orender released her new Holiday smash “Blame it on the Mistletoe” in 2018 with much acclaim. Orender’s first single “Don’t Give a Damn About Love”, is getting radio play in Nashville, and other NPR stations in the US. Her second single “The Mouth You Feed” was featured on NPR’s “10 Artists to Add from Nashville” list. Her latest single released January 8, 2020 and was quickly scooped up by Apple Music adding it to their New Music Daily Playlist.
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Featured on Apple Music's New Music Daily Playlist January 8, 2020