Smooth Operator

A silky take on jazz, swing, and the blues

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our grandparents would love Miss Tess. The iPod generation shouldn’t be afraid to like her either. She’s only in her late 20s, but sings jazz and the blues like she was born at the turn of the century and hasn’t aged a single day since reaching her prime. Her carefree and confident lyrics about love and having fun prove that life today has the potential to be as simple as it was back then. Hasn’t the point always been to stay positive anyway? It doesn’t hurt to swing a little either, and Miss Tess’s music does that naturally, thanks to her backing band, the subtle yet equally as dangerous Bon Ton Parade. She even dresses the part, proving that classic elegance is sexy, even in the era of skin. After a quick listen you will go home feeling cleaner than ever. Wallace

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