Glenda is a jazz and blues vocalist known for her soulful sound and expressive improvisations. She is committed to curating and performing songs from the Great American Songbook.

She accompanies herself on ukulele and vibraphone, and performs with her ensembles "The Songbook Trio" and "The Glenda Bates Jazztet". She also sings with the Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate. 

Glenda grew up singing in choirs and at Music Theater camps, and has been singing since she could make sound! She writes bluesy-kids-pop songs for her KinderBlues brand, and recognizes the Blues as the basis for all contemporary popular music.