The Jazz For Kids guru returns with her own versions of some of the best standards from the traditional jazz repertoire.
I have been singing songs in this genre since I first heard vocal jazz when I was 15. As a vocal jazz major at NYU, I studied the greats- Ella, Sarah, Carmen, Anita and listened to how they interpreted the Great American Songbook into a free and easy singing vocal jazz style. I first discovered the art of vocalese when I studied with master vocalese experts Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti. You may know these songs from my Jazz For Kids releases, but it all began because of my love for traditional jazz and this genre. Great musicians join me on this album. Brad Hatfield (Piano, Organ), Marshall Wood (Upright bass), Dave Buda (Electric bass) Jim Gwin (Drums), Ken Cervenka (Tumpet), Mike Monaghan (Saxophone), John Wilkins (Guitar). I hope listening to it brings you as much joy as I had producing it. Special thanks to Fiona Campbell for designing the album cover.