Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter

Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter

Internationally-acclaimed jazz/cabaret artists Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter are among the most original and creative vocal duos performing today. Their sophistication and style is evident in their exquisite interpretations of both classics from the Great American Songbook and musical gems from more contemporary composers like Dave Frishberg and Stephen Sondheim.




Chirstmas in Your Heart cover

Lynne & Mike's new CD "Christmas in Your Heart,"celebrates the holiday seasons with eleven very special, original, holiday songs, including a version of "Jingle Bells" which will bring new joy to adults and children alike. Also featuring the legendary Alan Broadbent, Harvie S, Eliot Zigmund, Jim Repa and a number of extraordinary Berklee faculty, these songs offer a unique sense of joy, hope and remembrance. All of Lynne & Mike's proceeds from the sales of this CD and CD-related concerts will go to help support their Jazz is a Rainbow Projects for underserved kids.
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Perhaps the quintessential expression of Lynne & Mike’s magical touch as singers, musicians and storytellers, "Ten Cents a Dance"explores the genius and the life of one of America’s most gifted lyricists. Replete with their unique medleys as well as unforgettable solos, the duo brings a new sense of joy and intimacy to “Mountain Greenery,” “Johnny One Note” and “Thou Swell,” a deep sense of poignancy to “Ten Cents a Dance” and “Spring is Here,” a special wit, humor and longing to “I Wish I Were in Love Again” and “You Took Advantage of Me” all within a moving celebration of Hart’s unique life and extraordinary legacy. Perhaps more than any other of their albums, “Ten Cents a Dance: A Remembrance of Lorenz Hart,” captures the special, joyful chemistry of Lynne & Mike.

Ten Cents a Dance: A Rememberance of Lorenz Hart
Girls, Moms & Me

Recorded live at the Sanchez Center For the Arts in Pacifica, California, Girls, Moms & Me is a rousing and hilariously autobiographical celebration of "the battle of the sexes," featuring Lynne's stunning tribute to Nina Simone and her moving rendition of "A Child Is Born," Mike's unique versions of "And Her Mother Came Too" and his mock-operatic "La Donna E Mobile" (Verdi will never forgive him!) and the duo's "Don't Marry Me" and Irving Berlin's "You'd Be Surprised,"... a double CD of new and enduring classics. Read a review of the CD at

Recorded in concert at the historic Orpheum Foxborough, "Irving Berlin's America" includes Lynne & Mike's unforgettable "There's No Business Like Show Business" medley, the hilarious "You'd Be Surprised," the playful "Cheek To Cheek" and "Easter Parade," Lynne's haunting "Russian Lullaby" and Jim Repa's soul stirring "God Bless America," - twenty two of Irving Berlin's greatest songs, all performed in the unique Jackson and Palter style.

Irving Berlin's America


Lynne and Mike's unique vocal style is enhanced by an uncanny ability to weave two seemingly disparate songs into an emotional, lyrical, and harmonious whole. For example, their rendition of "I'll Be Seeing You" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," from their "New Rememberings" album, has become internationally acclaimed.

Their CD, "Sittin' on a Rainbow," features a cross-blend of "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" and "My Heart Stood Still," as well as two other cross-blends, and has received rave reviews from critics across America. This fine CD also showcases the talents of Paul Schmeling on piano, Jim Repa on sax and flute, and Bradley Hatfield on synthesizer. The noted jazz critic George Fendel picked Sittin' on a Rainbow as one of the top ten CD's of the year.

Sittin' on a Rainbow

Lynne and Mike - Gershwin

Lynne and Mike have recently released "Gershwin," recorded live during their West Coast swing. The CD features several of Lynne and Mike's famous medleys, with special liner notes by Mr. Steve Allen. Acclaim for the new Gershwin CD has been arriving from media around the country: "Magnificent!" - Jordan Rich, WBZ, Boston. "Wonderful!"-WLIM, New York.

We are please to inform all of our friends that both The New Rememberings and Sittin' on a Rainbow CDs have received Five Star ratings from Jazzmatters.


Some of Lynne and Mike's Reviews:

"I love every minute of it! 'Girls, Moms and Me' captures the essence of Lynne & Mike's talent and chemistry!" - Michael Feinstein

"This CD is Jackson & Palter at their best-mellifluous, heartfelt, uplifting and unforgettable." - Paul Theroux

"Glorious!" - Dave Frishberg

"The more exposure Lynne Jackson & Mike Palter get, the better for the world!" - Rex Reed

"Like a fine, old wine, Lynne and Mike keep getting better and better. Steve Allen was so right when he said that no one else has ever done so much and with such warmth in singing these Gershwin songs. It is a gem!" - The Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

"Mike and Lynne present the music of George and Ira Gershwin in an impassioned live performance which will move you to tears. Interspersed with the music is just the right amount of narration plus a little banter from this straight-to-your-heart husband and wife team. The music ranges from George's first hit, Swanee, to his last composition, fittingly titled Love Is Here To Stay. And love is what Mike and Lynne invest in every note. Five stars." - George Fendel, Jazzscene

"Beyond category," It's been said of Duke. It is equally true of Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter. Jazz? Cabaret? Who cares! They are talented performers - Lynne on piano, Mike on bass, both on vocals-who cherish and understand the American Songbook. Here it's Gershwin: "Embraceable You," "Love is Here to Stay," "'S Wonderful." Gem after gem, with my favorites being the melding of "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Somebody Loves Me"and that glorious "Porgy and Bess." This live performance was recorded privately for an elderly friend who could not attend. We are fortunate that it has been issued. Listening to Lynne on piano is a workshop for accompanists! - Bill Falconer

"Heartwarming...a more loving tribute to Gershwin does not exist on my shelves." - Jim Gavin, Author of "Intimate Nights, The Golden Age of New York Cabaret"

"What a beautiful CD! Lynne and Mike capture the essence of these songs and both the vocals and instrumentals are great . . . a CD which will be appreciated by discriminating music lovers." - Barbara Carroll

"A memorable CD . . . endless enjoyment! I am so thrilled to have this landmark work of art. Your Gershwin concert is an oasis of classic beauty" - Phyllis Diller

"It's a beauty!" - Portia Nelson

". . . Among my very few favored singers. . . . Terrific singing and playing!" - Dave Frishberg

"Mike Palter and Lynne Jackson are tireless devotees of an era of songwriting that stressed good melody lines and sophisticated lyrics. . . . Both singers communicate a sincerity that goes straight to the heart." George Fendel - Jazzscene Magazine

"The most striking vocal duo I have ever heard." Chuck Berg - National Association of Jazz Educators

". . .sublimely listenable in any age, by any age." Charles Champlin - Los Angeles Times

"There's a uncommon intimacy about the duo's performances, leaving one with the feeling of being serenaded in private." Mort Fega - The Palm Beach Post

". . . I love the way you both sing and the sensitivity you bring to your material." Burton Lane

"Caviar!" The Hollywood Reporter

"They are an American resource . . . They are spellbinders." R.C. Smith - The Durham Morning Herald

"Between Mike and Lynne (IMHO), there is enough talent to fuel the fires of the recording industry for the next five years. . . . Mike reminds me a lot of Bobby Short, and Lynne's part Anita O'Day, part Carol Sloane, but the comparison really does them an both an injustice since for the most part they are original." oe Berg - The Frank Sinatra List Home Page


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