Ann Caldwell sings songs about love and loss, heartache and heaven. She has the quiet energy of a windmill, and the soulful voice and power of a locomotive. She brings passion to every performance, skillfully turning a phrase like catfish in a frying pan!
Ann, a fixture on the Charleston music scene, has performed locally and nationally, for more than two decades. Her rich, organic sound wraps around a note, taking it, and the listener to a different space and time. No two performances are the same. Ann brings a unique rhythm to every measure, every beat, and every word!
A native of Denmark, SC, she brings with her the spirits of her ancestors who lived on oak-lined dirt roads, and used music as a way to commune with each other, nature and God.
Never one to be "boxed in" Ann performs music from several genres: jazz, spirituals, pop standards, folk and rhythm and blues. Ann was a student of former Metropolitan Opera Singer, the late June Bonner. Additionally, she is a gifted song writer and musician, playing both guitar and piano.
Ann's unique vocal style leads her jazz band, "Loose Fitt," down memory lane of the 1940s, '50s, '60s, '70s and today. She also lends her sweet vocals to the legendary R&B band, Touch of Class. The band has performed during several Piccolo Spoleto Festivals, the Charleston Blues Festival, the Charleston Jazz Festival, Low country legends, Porgy and Bess, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and various venues locally and regionally. In 2010, she was the opening act for R&B legend, Al Green.
In 1998, she formed Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers, an a cappella group that performs spirituals indigenous to the South Carolina low country. The group has performed for Pulitzer-prize winning author, Toni Morrison, internationally known artist, Jonathan Green and others. Ann continues to write and produce local jazz and gospel concerts.
Ann's voice is a gift that gives something to her audience every time!