Driftin' at the Lake

Chicago based jazz vocalist singing straight-ahead jazz numbers with a blues feel, as well as ballads and Bossa Novas.

Hinda Hoffman- Vocals
Ron Perrillo - Piano
Dennis Carroll - Bass
George Fludas - Drums
Patrick Mallinger - Saxophone

Artwork by Debra Winer

Year Released: 2017 


After attending Bloom School of Jazz in 1988, Hinda spent several years honing her vocal skills at "open mike" nights in Chicago jazz clubs. In 1993, she enrolled in the "Jazz in July" program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and was selected as the featured vocalist for the Amherst Jazz Festival that year. Hinda has performed at such venues as the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Cabaret Convention at Town Hall in New York City, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, Van Dyke's Cafe in Miami Beach, and has been seen on the Black Entertainment Television Network. Hinda currently appears in clubs throughout Chicagoland, and can be heard on jazz radio stations across the country. Hinda's repertoire of over 200 standards emphasizes songs by Ellington, Strayhorn, Jobim, Gershwin and Cole Porter. Hinda's CDs, You Are There, and Moon and Sand, which she arranged and produced herself, are available at music stores throughout the Chicago area.


"One of the best singers in the business. She's the real thing, a singer with not only a fine voice, but an authentic feel for jazz. You can understand her every word, and her simple sound is just lovely."
Steve Allen, Jazz composer, musician, & author

"A unique vocal talent... understands the lyrics from the perspective of a seasoned traveler."
Dennis Polkow, Chicago Tribune

"What a voice... a rich ruby instrument, dark and full at times gleaming; like Dexter Gordon's tenor or Jim Hall's guitar, it would attract attention even if she had no idea what to do with it."
Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader Critic's Choice

"Her crystal-clear medium range voice and precise phrasing compliment well her perfect pitch and near-flawless diction."
Jack Bowers, Columnist & Reviewer, Jazz News, Idyllwild, California


Hinda Hoffman is available for private parties, club dates, hotel lounges, music festivals, weddings, and other functions. Her repertoire of over 200 standards includes songs by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gershwin, Roger and Hart, Johnny Mercer, and many others. She can perform as a duo, trio, quartet, or quintet with piano, bass, guitar, drums, vibes or saxophone.


Cell - 773.580.5014     Home - 773.508.0912

Email - HindaSings@aol.com

For press inquiries, contact August Forte at august@novo.net