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Lea DeLaria, a successful stand-up comedian, Broadway actor, and one of the break out stars of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, is also one of the best jazz singers of our time. The Times called her debut recording ‘the Best Jazz Album of 2001” while The Guardian colorfully adds she “talks like a coffee grinder, and sounds like a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and a Broadway diva.” On a previous visit to Smoke, The New York Times reported, “she swings hard, and scats and bends notes in a style that suggests a no-frills Betty Carter on steroids”. Because Ms. DeLaria takes such obvious delight in disturbing the peace, you might describe her sound as a joyful noise.