Ellen Demos’s debut recording Osmosis is a jazz vocal workout that will jar your senses and move your soul. Demos reaches far down into her being and convincingly uses her vocal talents to her advantage by making her voice the primary instrument on the album. While there are the usual suspects accompanying her, like the saxophone, guitar, and flute, she easily gets into the higher vocal registers and instantaneously reminds you of the late Ella Fitzgerald and her famous scatting routines. You can e-mail the gay-friendly singer at [email protected]. —Suzie Lynde
Suzie Lynde is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.