‘We Remember Margo’: a collective from her fans and friends
A blazing flame of life, love and music has been extinguished from our lives. Margo left an indelible imprint on the Phoenix music scene, and she will be remembered by many through the years ahead.
There will never be another like her, a beautiful soul.
Margo singing jazz was spiritual nutrition. She was a musically instinctual genius.
An extraordinary woman with a truly one-of-a kind voice. There will be no other voice, no other musical heart like Margo’s.
I’ll always remember her styling, phrasing and her unique ability to tell the poem within the lyrics.
Margo sang with emotions so naked that you felt as if she was inside of you, steering your emotions to the surface slow and gently. Her power was love .. she was strong and elegant.
Margo had the best sense of time (swing) of any singer I’ve heard, short of Ella Fitzgerald.
The world has lost a wonderful voice that can never be replaced.
Margo sang with emotions so naked that you felt as if she was inside of you steering your emotions to the surface slow and gently. Her power was love . . . she was strong and elegant.
She was the absolute best jazz vocalist in Phoenix, and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
I always remember her positive energy and smile. She was always filled with an enthusiasm that was contagious. She made a positive difference in so many lives.
So many times I’ve seen her take the stage and so many times I’ve seen the joy in the hearts of the audience. Joy is exactly what the audience felt every time they heard, Margo Reed is in the house. She knew who she was, and what she brings to the table. “On a Clear Day” it was always a good day to share, love and joy of jazz with the lovely Miss Margo Reed.
What an amazing jazz stylist, and all around a truly genuine lady . . . one of the great ones.
Margo had depth to her music that came from her as a person that transcended the music and lyrics in the way that she got inside the song.
Phoenix’s champion vocalist of blues and jazz. So soulful, so amazing.
She has been a musical force in Phoenix for so long. God rest her beautiful soul.
We will miss her beautiful spirit and wonderful voice.
She brought much joy into our lives. Besides having a wonderful voice, Margo had a very engaging stage presence. She was an original from the get-go. She was a rare talent and a rare woman. She sang from her heart and gave us everything she had on each note she sang. She told us many times that she sang like it was her last performance on each gig. Such power and love. Margo’s very special approach to phrasing was permeated with honesty, integrity and musicianship. Her example left a deep footprint in our musical community experience and beyond.
— Compiled by Patricia Myers