Young singer finds passion in jazz (via Corpus Christi Caller Times)

At the recent 55th Annual South Texas Jazz Festival, there were many young musicians who were carrying on the tradition of this uniquely American musical genre.

Indeed, watching performers who are barely in their 20s embrace music with a rich history is nothing short of remarkable.

The energy of these young enthusiasts infused the music with an obvious sense of vitality and purpose.

Corpus Christi native Victoria Majors is one of those young jazz aficionados whose reverence for this essential music is matched only by her formidable talent as a singer and performer.

“I actually started singing opera, and it was actually fairly easy for me,” Majors said.”But I realized that it was not where my heart was because I wanted to sing something that had soul and I found jazz and performers like Ella Fitzgerald and Jo Stafford and I just fell in love with the music!”

Majors’ love affair with jazz intensified when local jazz musician Eddie Olivares Jr. asked her to join his band.

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