Re: Jazz songs for a teen...raspy, soft, soulful
Tom Waits' "New Coat of Paint" is a great bluesy one, easy to interpret for a newer artist ... though Waits' own voice isn't quite what she'd want to hear. Have her listen to Bob Seger's cover of it instead.
"We despise all reverences and all the objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our own list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us." - Mark Twain