Jazz Vocalist

Rebecca Kilgore

One of America's leading song stylists who has always found particular delight in preserving and interpreting the music of the Great American Songbook.

“When Rebecca sings, the sun comes out.” Johnny Mandel
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Rebecca Kilgore
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Rebecca Kilgore

Rebecca Kilgore is a celebrated jazz vocalist known for her effortless portrayals of the Great American Songbook. Sadly, in 2024, Rebecca was diagnosed with Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and is currently in an adult foster care home. You can contribute to Rebecca’s care HERE.

In 2020 Rebecca Kilgore was named Portland Jazz Master by PDX Jazz, Portland’s nonprofit organizer of jazz concerts and annual Biamp Jazz Festival. She is honored to have been inducted (in 2010) to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and to the Jazz Society of Oregon’s Hall Of Fame, and to have been invited to perform at New York’s Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention for three years at Town Hall and Lincoln Center. She was the guest of honor at the 2013 Roswell Jazz Festival, and honored as a Jazz Legend at the San Diego Jazz Party in 2016.

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