Nena Anderson’s blues inflected jazz stylings are reminiscent of a bygone era; a time when lounges were dark and smoky, cocktails were strong, women wore lipstick and men wore hats. Her distinct phrasing and warm contralto voice may bring to mind the sass and soul of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington or Billie Holiday, yet her voice is truly her own. She has released several songs in Europe and Asia on compilation discs alongside artists such as Jamie Cullum, Cesaria Evora, Michael Buble, and Nina Simone, including her own bossa nova tune, “Say You’ll Be Mine.”
Past performances include residencies at Ace Hotel & Swim Club (8 years! band formerly known as “Full House Band”), Vin de Syrah, and L’Aberge Del Mar.
JETSET jazz & americana is Nena’s current ensemble featuring Adrian Demain (Lee Rocker, The Forbidden Pigs) Jim Austin (Smith’s Ranch Boys, Wanda Jackson,) and Bobby Furgo (Leonard Cohen, Nancy Sinatra.)
Club dates and private events. Available as a trio, or quartet. 3-time San Diego Music Awards Nominee for Best Jazz.