Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Jaimee Paul
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (tickets on sale 1/13)
Imagine a 1940’s jazz club with the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, and others. Jaimee Paul and her Jazz combo, led by husband Leif Shires, on trumpet, delivers just that. “At Last”, a tribute to that wonderful era and those fabulous female vocalists of that time, will certainly take you back to the glory days of yesteryear. Without fail, Jaimee masterfully delivers a one of a kind album that stands up to the originals with respectful attention to the great artists that paved the way for her. Raised in Southern Illinois, steeped in the church choir, Jaimee Paul was influenced by Gospel and Blues, cultivating a special place in her heart for Jazz. She left her home town for Nashville, Tennessee to study music business at highly acclaimed Belmont University. After graduation, Jaimee quickly found work at various record labels handling marketing and radio promotion; simultaneously she began working part time as a studio session singer. Not long after, studio work began to take over her schedule and she became a full time musician. Performing her own shows expanding her solo career, Jaimee’s talent was rapidly recognized, and soon after she began touring as background vocalist with country superstar Wynonna.