Kandace Springs' refined mix of R&B, jazz, and pop has been showcased with Soul Eyes (2016), Indigo (2018), and The Women Who Raised Me (2020), albums the singer, songwriter, and keyboardist has released on Blue Note. While all three recordings are tied together by an aesthetic throughline, each one is a distinct synthesis of classic and contemporary inspirations. The first two projects both landed at number two on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.
The Nashville native's path to the revered Blue Note label begins with her father, session vocalist Scat Springs, who introduced her to the piano and classic recordings by artists including Nina Simone and Luther Vandross. At the age of 15, the younger Springs recorded a demo with her father, who delivered the result to veteran producers Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken (Stephanie Mills, ...
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