“Slipping between pop, polka, country, ska, jazz and yodeling, while playing accordion, piano, guitar and plastic bells, Garniez is a master of surprise.”
Michael Smalls, Entertainment Weekly

“…a talented accordionist and straight-faced wit whose songs are romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious.”
Ben Sisario, The New York Times

“…wanders through the genres of country, jazz and pop, leaving behind nothing but sweet wreckage…a richly compelling voice and a wild imagination”
John Donohue, The New Yorker

“Diva with a difference…stands out among countless young women gunning for pop divadom. On her unique self-made debut, ‘Serenade City,’ the New York artist wallows in ’40s sensibilities, gliding through material steeped in traditional jazz and swing styles. She accomplishes this with an ample wit and a lilting contralto vocal range and fluid phrasing that often recalls Liza Minelli. Adding a splash of authenticity (and camp) is Garniez’s limber accordion playing, which works well with the sweet blend of violin, sax and piano provided by her support band, the Fortunate Few.”
Larry Flick, Billboard

“The singer has a voice like no other, flowing from growling lows to Yma Sumac highs and never losing track of the lyrics and story as she displays her vocal prowess in unique and surprising ways… at times it seemed that she was magically bending the sounds of the instruments to be extensions of her voice.”
Gerry Geddes,

“Radiates a dark, enigmatic beauty, bursting with intelligence and subtle irony.”
Rob Taube, Our Town

“Wistful, sardonic, sentimental and wry… “
Daniel Mangin, San Francisco Bay Area Examiner

“Garniez has a gift for rhyme and lyrics that are funny, poignant, and evocative, telling impressionistic stories of a New York City childhood before helicopter parents and cell phones, when kids were freer to explore and wander…. Between songs, her improvised banter floated, hovered in the ether, like a delicate yet sturdy spider’s web, spinning from one image to the next, taking us with her on this delightfully curious journey.”
Remy Block, Broadway World, Review of Joe’s Pub show, May 14th, 2015

“While at the San Diego Comic Con this past July, I took in a panel featuring New York based animator Bill Plympton. He was scheduled to show, among other things, a twenty minute clip from his new feature film, “Idiots and Angels.” He prepared the audience by telling us that the film was about “an asshole guy that wakes up one morning with wings on his back” and that it featured music by Tom Waits and Pink Martini. What he didn’t mention was that another important, if commercially marginalized, musician was also featured in the film, Rachelle Garniez….”
Joe Cortez, Red

“Rachelle’s singing simultaneously pulls you into the world of pain and joy. The 4am Jazz piece ‘Swimming Pool Blue’ awakened memories of Chet Baker’s ‘lostness’, thanks to Rachelle’s voice and Pam Fleming’s trumpet . . . until my dreams come true: the most tender temptation since there is voice.”
Archiv: Akkordeonfestival Tag 13 Konzert Review, Oktober 24th, 2015