Creative Catalyst, Paula Ralph Birkett journeys thru stories of trials and triumph, so listeners can imagine their own path of possibilities. Paula has played in venues big and small including the Schomburg Library for Black Culture in Harlem NY; The Greene Space at WNYC; and the United Nations, and has toured as a featured vocalist with choral ensembles throughout Europe.
Paula crafts performances and presentations for people going through some kind of transition - building a business, recovering from a loss, creating a family, getting healthy, or becoming an adult. She believes everyone has a champion inside that could use some reinforcement saying, "Every superhero needs a inspiration and encouragement to win. That's my main goal - helping you win!"
She is currently the featured vocalist in the progressive jazz group Tyrone Birkett | Emancipation and is presenting her keynote concert series called Perception2Decisions. In these presentations she uses performance and audience engagement to explore how perception develops images and how those images become the blueprint for business, community and life.
"...the lush voice of [Paula] Ralph-Birkett is a pure joy. With the emotion that she puts into her singing one is pulled into the music to the point that you almost have the feeling that you are sitting in the same room with her, hanging on every word and phrase.”
~ Jazz Improv - Jazz Improv Magazine
"You were a dynamic addition to our Love Thy Sister luncheon. Your delivery and voice was outstanding. You motivated the crowd with your story and energy. I thank you for remaining true to your purpose and sharing your love of words, music and sisterhood."
-Jemima Pierre, Founder Love Thy Sister
“...Paula Ralph-Birkett... Hers is a voice that can soar, can snap time with the best of them, and sing from the heart in a manner that not only is communicative but also deeply spiritual.”
~ Grady Harp - Amazon.com Customer Review
"The reinterpretation of the traditional "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" dubbed "Motherless Child Revisited" features Birkett's wife and singer Paula Ralph-Birkett's clear, soaring voice that adorns the lyrics with agile scatting".
~ Hrayr Attarian AllAboutJazz.com
"THANK YOU…for your fantastic performance! You and your voice are a gift from God to empower all of us"
~ Dorcas Meyer, Founder ROC-A-NATURAL Hair Expo
" Paula Birkett's vocal is revelatory. She has a voice rich and powerful, and she demonstrates her ownership of the material every time she opens her mouth."
~Jack Goodstein, BLOGCRITICS.ORG
"I really enjoyed your performance and your personal touch to include my brand. I hope to be able to work with you again in the future."
~ Donna Jenkins, EMBRACE The Curl