Scott Yanow's review of Sharyn's November performance at the Universal Hilton. Scott's review appears in the current issue of L.A. Jazz Scene (January 2005):
"Cathy Segal-Garcia hosted 'An Evening Of Vocalists' at the Universal Hilton. With the tireless pianist Karen Hammack, bassist Michael Sourcese and drummer Jack Le Compte offering support, seven different singers of varying quality performed. Four were standouts. Ann Hilton displayed a sweet voice on 'Please be Kind,' 'Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered' and 'The Nearness of You.' Ann Mack, who should be better known, is quite a powerhouse yet knows how to make each note count as she showed on 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Bye, Bye Blackbird.' Cathy Segal-Garcia was in excellent form on 'Taking a Chance on Love' and a medium tempo version of 'My Ship.'

"However, Sharyn Wynters stole the show. Rather than just singing numbers, she also played a humorous character, one who made witty comments and told stories between songs. She controlled the stage from the moment she started and gone were any false beginnings or aimless endings; every chorus made sense. Among the songs that she made her own were a medium-slow version of 'Cheek to Cheek,' 'I See Your Face Before Me,' 'I'm Old Fashioned' and a dramatic 'The Man That Got Away.' It was a very impressive performance by a skilled singer who should perform in town more."

-- Scott Yanow
Scott Yanow is one of the biggest jazz critics in the music industry. He has 3 books out on jazz and is viewed as one of the jazz giants in the music scene.