The Annie Wells Quartet plays original vocal jazz, standards and some cool covers. The group includes Annie on piano, wonderful jazz bass veteran, Dave Arenius on upright, the fabulous Mike Kaupa on trumpet and stellar Eastman grad, Gordon Engelgau on drums.
[Annie’s newest CD], “Lonely Hearts Club is [a] tight, spare collection of tiny moments. The arrangements bring to mind Canadian chanteuse Holly Cole, on the edge of jazz and pop. Wells’ voice sometimes echoes Suzanne Vega, especially when she’s bringing the characters to life.
- Jeff Spevak, Democrat and Chronicle (May 25, 2017)
Scott Gudell of Freetime Magazine once wrote: "As an experienced story teller, she's constantly casting below the surface in search of deeper meanings." Annie's influences include Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Keith Jarrett and Billie Holiday. Since she was 17 years old, Annie has delighted audiences with her sweet and soulful vocals and jazzy piano performances in venues large and small.