"Meyer owns a lucid and versatile voice, compelling as desire and more winning than the Yankees."
"…elegance so innate it seems to just flow from her…her monologues are witty and insights wry and appealing; in fact National Public Radio would do well to hire her as a regular commentator."
"Hers is a no-frills delivery that comes from the heart…endearing vulnerability, flawless interpretation."
"Meyer brings to her interpretations a maturity and command that one normally associates with performers of greater age, and her attractive mezzo is a rich, expressive instrument. Thoroughly first-rate."
"Meyer displays a stunning array of talent. Whether she is wooing her audience with her brutally honest rendition of Francesca Blumenthal’s, 'The Lies of Handsome Men', or displaying a comic wit and exquisite timing with Schaechter & Kael’s 'The Postcard' or Portia Nelson’s 'Decisions', Jaymie Meyer is always good."
"Meyer’s carefully constructed set gives her ample space to demonstrate a wide range of abilities…deft interpretive skills and focused specific intent on every lyric…"
" From the moment the lights dimmed and the entertainer, dressed in a stylish black pants suit, took the stage, the audience was firmly within her grasp. Her beautiful voice conveyed the nuance of every note and word. Jaymie Meyer's "Standard Measures" is sophisticated and elegant. We wish all cabaret shows were this well constructed and performed."
"This is big time cabaret, of the highest quality…her voice is very warm, clarion toned…her phrasing is in a league with the best of them…an exceptional talent…"
"Meyer might best be described as an articulate chanteuse. In addition to her rich voice and nicely controlled vocal stylings, she embellished some of the most notable songs by her well-crafted ability to tell a tale, often in autobiographical musings."
"Meyer, winner of the Bistro Award, is a straight-forward singer with crisp diction, intelligent phrasing and vocal control. She understands what she’s singing about. The depth of Dietz and Schwartz’ Dancing in the Dark is evident and she treats their clever Rhode Island is Famous for You with charming flair. Ballads like But Beautiful (Burke/Van Heusen) are polished to a sheen. Her attention to the audience does not flag; she moves around the stage and directs her songs to her listeners. Jaymie Meyer has a cool elegance and a warm delivery of her songs. Likeable and capable, she shows the confidence to let the songs speak for themselves and the savvy to pick the right material to say what she wants to say."
"Each track on this album seems to highlight another sparking facet of Meyer's talent: crisp, clear enunciation of 'Stars and the Moon'; excellent vocal control, ranging between diminuendo and crescendo, the 'The Lies of Handsome Men; immaculate phrasing in 'Beyond Compare'; old-fashioned charm, capped by a superbly sustained ending, in Irving Berlin's 'I Got Lost in his Arms'."
“The tall, striking mezzo is something else again – an appealing combination of slinky and straight-forward.”
"Meyer applies her lush vocals to some of the finest story songs ever written, such as Maltby and Shire’s ‘Miss Byrd’, Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Stars and the Moon’, and the title song, ‘What You’d Call A Dream’ and a bevy of heartbreaking ballads, from Amanda McBroom’s ‘Ship in a Bottle’ to Francesca Blumenthal’s ‘The Lies of Handsome Men.’ Her version of Cy Coleman’s ‘You Fascinate Me So’ is duly fascinating.”"
“Elegant and sophisticated…a singer of this caliber rarely comes along. Warm, mellow, romantic and precise lyric interpretation and gentle nuances show that Jaymie has a deep sense of the very heart of the lyrics, their meaning, their emotion. She has a marvelous ability to communicate with her audience as if she were singing and speaking directly to each person alone; her story-telling seems personal; she blends her songs with her experiences – perfectly creating a beautiful mural. More than just a singer, Jaymie Meyer is an artist.”
“’I Got Lost in His Arms’, ‘You Fascinate Me So’ and the title song, ‘What You’d Call A Dream’ soar to new heights under her excellent execution.”
“Meyer’s vocals teem with elegance. Think of a young Karen Akers with an equally rich and expressive voice. Her interpretive skills convey the intent of each lyric and are particularly effective on show tunes like ‘How Deep is the Ocean,’ ‘You Fascinate Me So,’ and cabaret classics like Amanda McBroom’s ‘Ship in a Bottle’ and Francesca Blumenthal’s ‘The Lies of Handsome Men.’ She offers interpretations that prove to be sincere, warm and affecting – Jaymie Meyer is ‘What You’d Call A Dream.’”
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