_ - Jazz Vocalist
LOU ANN GURNEY is an outstanding jazz vocalist from the island of Hawai'i. She has enjoyed a lifetime of singing and performing and has a bachelors degree in music and psychology (as well as a masters degree in Education of the Gifted). She has studied under various vocal coaches. Lou Ann has been performing on the Big Island for many years, focusing on classic jazz standards. Her familiarity with the genre allows her a natural feel for and kinship with the jazz standard repertoire. She works frequently with her band JAZZ MELE. In 2013, Lou Ann began performing country music with the band GONE COUNTRY. Many of her listeners were surprised by her versatility. She sings and plays keyboard with Gone Country, which also features guitar. Lou Ann is very proud of her Na Hoku Hanohano nominated CD Joy Ride as well as a second CD At The Hilo Farmer's Market recorded with longtime friend and collaborator Leonard Kubo. Together Lou Ann and Leonard perform around the island as L & L JAZZ.