Motown, Standards, and More!
Another master has emerged as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington. Pippi is a natural entertainer, sultry at times, always powerful and exciting, but what sweeps you away is the electric raw emotion that emanates from her to you, telling a story in song like you’ve never heard before, a natural power in nature.
A Chicago native and singing since she was 13 years old, has performed at many of Chicago’s most respected jazz clubs from the Burning Spear, Mr. Kelly’s to the famous Rosebud on Rush, Green Dolphin, Chicago Symphony Center and the Taste of Chicago. Since moving to Minnesota, Pippi has appeared at the Dakota Jazz Club, and currently is co-producing as starring in a highly acclaimed concert series at the Historic Landmark Center. She has performed for such notables as President Clinton, Mayor Daley, Tony Bennett, and Liza Minnelli and performed with Freddie Hubbard, George Freeman, Billy Branch and more.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Ms. Ardennia’s classy style puts her in the Major League of jazz vocalists. Her easy-going style and varied delivery does stand in comparison to the great jazz divas such as Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne.” –Ian Telle
“The first time I met Pippi I knew I was in for a treat -then when I heard her sing, I nearly dropped. She has her own unique style that has subtle hints of Carmen McRae and Billy Holiday. She will knock you out.” — Ricky Peterson