Lyricist/singer Lorraine Feather’s work has been heard on numerous records, in films, and on television. Her words have been sung by Patti Austin, Kenny Rankin, Phyllis Hyman, Jessye Norman, and numerous jazz artists. She was the lyricist for Disney's Dinosaurs, The Jungle Book 2, and The Princess Diaries 2; MGM's All Dogs Go to Heaven and Babes and Toyland; and Hasbro's Candy Land and My Little Pony. Her work as a lyricist has earned her seven Emmy nominations.

Feather has recorded 11 solo albums as an artist since the late 1990s. Her 2001 release, New York City Drag, featured contemporary lyrics to formerly instrumental pieces written by Fats Waller; she did similar treatments with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn instrumentals on Cafe Society and Such Sweet Thunder. Her 2010 release, Ages, focused on different stages of life and was nominated for a 2011 Grammy in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category, when she was 62. Her next three albums, Tales of the Unusual, Attachments, and Flirting with Disaster, received another four Grammy nominations. All Music Guide has called Feather “one of the most creative lyricists of our generation.” Her current album, to be released in 2018, is entitled Math Camp.

Feather performs periodically with the young pianist Stephanie Trick, in a duo called Nouveau Stride, featuring Feather’s lyrics to 1920s-era solo classic jazz pieces.

Lorraine Feather and her longtime collaborator Eddie Arkin wrote the title song for Warren Beatty’s film Rules Don’t Apply, released in 2016. The song received a Critics’ Choice nomination.

Feather is the daughter of the late jazz writer Leonard Feather, and the goddaughter of Billie Holiday.


Fourteen (feat. Lorraine Feather and Stephanie Trick)

Song Featured:Pour On The Heat

Year: 2012    Produced By: Nouveau Stride

Musicians Featured:
  • Lorraine Feather
  • Stephanie Trick

Flirting with Disaster (Lorraine Feather)

Song Featured:Flirting With Disaster
Song Featured:Disastrous Consequences
Song Featured:Be My Muse

Year: 2015    Produced By: Jazzed Media

Musicians Featured:
  • Lorraine Feather