San Francisco jazz singer Lori Carsillo is best known for her revelatory work shedding new light on the American Songbook. Interpreting classic ballads with an incisive but emotionally restrained sensibility, she’s a 21st century torch singer who knows that the bluer the flame, the hotter the blaze. Honing an unaffected, less-is-more sound on four very different albums, Carsillo has earned an avid following with quietly riveting performances. Her latest release is 2018’s lithe pianoless session A Dream or Two. In Carsillo’s hands, love songs smolder with a cool and inviting glow. But her muse has led her in many different directions. In recent years she’s delved into theater and video production, bringing her keen musicality into multimedia settings. A master storyteller with no shortage of new tales to tell, Carsillo continues to extend her creative purview. She’s a jazz artist with a restless streak, eager to discover what comes next.