Azure McCall is a multi-talented professional who was born in Berkeley, California. She spent her early years in Oakland under the strong influence of an articulate and well-traveled mother – punctuated with accents of her musician father. Her mother ensured that Azure and her three sisters learned a wide range of artistic disciplines. Azure benefited from her eclectic background, taking ballet, tap-dancing, organ playing and singing lessons. In middle school, Azure and her friend, Anita Pointer (of the Pointer Sisters) sang together in the Westlake Junior High School Choir and there was no stopping her from there.
Over the course of her thirty year career, Azure has toured and performed with Michael Feinstein, the Honolulu Symphony, and other great jazz artists including Houston Person, Freddy Hubbard and Joe Sample.
Azure is a two-time Na Hoku Award winner for Jazz Album of the Year, with “Harlem Nocturne” in 2002 and “Body and Soul” in 1999. Her colorful repertoire ranges from classical jazz to contemporary favorites and she has three CDs released, titled, “Body and Soul,” “Harlem Nocturnes,” and “The Gift,” and her original song, "I Don't Know What to Do" appears on the latter two.
Currently, Azure performs at the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel's Malolo Lounge every Tuesday thru Saturday evening. Even with her full schedule, she finds time to give private voice lessons and work in schools with Hawaii's keiki. Azure has collaborated on over 15 locally produced albums, is in constant demand for her stage performances, and has starred in many television programs. However, her fans agree that she is at her finest when she is singing on stage.