"Sophie Grimm proved that youth also has something significant to say about Billie Holiday. Rare is the emerging singer who can convey the kind of presence, conviction and utter lack of affectation that Grimm brought to every phrase of “Good Morning Heartache,” complete with exquisitely polished scat singing that justly earned ovations before the tune was finished. The unhurried tempo and sweeping lines Grimm mined in “Crazy He Calls Me” were similarly effective. Imagine the art of Holiday filtered through the sensibility of the great Doris Day, and you have a sense of where Grimm was coming from."
"...an entertainer of extraordinary gifts - among which are poise and polish beyond her years."
"The gorgeous voice...[who]...sounds a bit like one of those white English girls who've co-opted the best of R&B and mixed it with a little Kate Bush."
"Superb, young character actress"
"An ethereal, trilling voice that echoes down from the Globe’s speaker-laden rafters."
"In making Desdemona a bodiless angel – whose vocals soar through the earthy rhythms below"
"A sensational soul voice"