Jamie first recorded in 1990 and her backing band has included many of the top-drawer blues and jazz musicians of her time.  Jamie’s sound has evolved over the years to include Chicago, Kansas City and West Coast blues, swing, jump and boogie-woogie. Her southern heritage and stage charisma make her a natural at blues and all its dialects. Her influences include Ella Mae Morse, Ernestine Anderson, Anita O'Day, Big Mama Thorton, Dinah Washington, Helen Humes, Julia Lee, Jimmy Rushing and Louis Jordan, to name a few.
Today Jamie and her husband, pianist Martin Gagnon (aka Nutty Brown), have created a brand new version of these vintage sounds.  Their style is firmly rooted in blues, with a rhythm section reminiscent of the small swing combos of the 30's and 40's. One might say it's a marriage of blues, 40's jazz and post-war swing - with an edge.