A Jazzy Season For Red Admiral Records Features Select World Class Artists From Around The Globe Combining New, Smooth And Sexy Melodies With Jazz Standards Performed Regional Writers And Musicians.
Online PR News – 01-December-2010 – – BARBARA JEAN - CD Album: Sweet
Jazz / Swing
Barbara Jean is a singer/songwriter from New York whose ballads and solid swing tunes provide the perfect vehicle for her mellow voice and direct delivery.
"Sweet", is a fine collection of original material and runs the gamut from soulful ballads to cool swing.
Born into a musical family (her mother was a cellist and her sister, an accomplished pianist) she began her professional music career as a bassist in Phoenix - country, pop, rock and roll. After two years on the road on the hotel circuit, Barbara recorded with new-country group, Gotham Rose, opening shows for greats George Jones, Patty Loveless, Toby Keith and Diamond Rio, among others. The group received extensive radio play across
Europe in the 90's and remains a project she is extremely proud of. In 2000 she set down her bass and picked up a mic with her hometown swing big band. Soon, the area's most gifted jazz musicians were calling and Barbara now lives, writes and sings in upstate New York.
MELISSA PISARZOWSKI - CD EP: Love Me
Jazz / Easy Listening / Swing
Melissa Lauren Pisarzowski is a popular accomplished singer and writer making her mark in the Toronto music scene. With a strong influence in jazz, Latin, and blues, Melissa has developed an original style of her own melting together old school sounds with modern flare.
On "Love Me her latest CD release, Melissa presents 3 of her latest compositions with minimal backing exposing the smooth and seductive vocals that have brought her the opportunity to work with so many top music professionals.
A graduate of York University’s music program, Melissa began studying voice at the age of twelve and discovered her passion performance. She has had the privilege of studying with some of Toronto’s most respected musicians including Barry Elmes, Mark Eisenman, and Al Henderson. Melissa’s love for swing and jazz music started when she started performing with the Toronto All-Star Big Band; she continued singing with them until 2004. She had the opportunity to work with and open for many wonderful musicians; Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, Ranee Lee, Henry Questa, Tommy Ambrose, Peter Appleyard, Buddy DiFranco, Jackie Richardson, and Clark Terry to name a few.
ZOO - CD Album: Phychodrama
Jazz - Nu Jazz Fusion
ZOO create a unique blend of jazz-infused grooves, warm, absorbing and emotive, beautifully intimate, atmospheric, with rich harmonies and instrumentation.
Phychodrama their 3rd album on the Red Admiral label pushes their unique envelope one stage further.
GARY SWINARD - CD Album: After Five
Easy Listening / Instrumental / Jazz / New Age
Gary Swinard was born in Ashford, Kent, England. His music career spans more than 4 decades playing guitar, bass and keyboards. He has worked along side and in the company of many great icons that are still performing today.
After Five demonstrates Gary's his desire to mix some of his originals that include Smooth Jazz, Relaxation and New Age with some old classic tunes of yesterday. In 2009 Gary set about recording two albums with his close friend & sax player, Joe Bolero. "After Five" is the first of these. Stuffed full of mature and relaxing music to get into, with a glass of your favourite liquid After Five.
In 2001 Gary moved to Florida USA, his first six months was spent getting used to the Florida life style before getting back into music.
2001-2002 He joined a well known local band JIMMIE DEE & NITEFLIGHT before setting up his own 7 piece show band in 2003-2008 THE PRAIRIE DAWGS now called THINK BIG LIVE Specialising in tributes. The band covers The Blues Brothers, Elvis, Garth Brooks, and the one tribute Gary loves to perform, Eric Clapton. Apart from playing many of the major hotels in Orlando these shows have also taken the band to Nashville and Las Vegas
ROGER ALLEN - CD Album: Electro Swing Guitar
Jazz / Easy Listening / Swing
Roger Allen has played the Guitar professionally for the last fifty years, after starting at four years old on a Ukulele given to him by his family.
Electro Swing Guitar is a compilation of some of Roger's favourite standards, played his own way. A timeless piece of work.
Roger has played in a diverse number of situations and countries, Canada, Australia, Holland, France and the USA . He has worked with his own trio and quartet, but his love of recording and the influence of Les Paul (who he has jammed with on stage) finally encouraged him to make his own backing tracks which always made life easier when moving around the world and to different venues.
For many years running his own company, making industrial films and radio documentaries in England and Australia, he became an accomplished sound recording engineer, stills and film cameraman. Roger returned to the UK in 1995 and now resides in Ramsgate, Kent.UK.
NOEL BANNISTER - CD Album: In Search Of Peace
Easy Listening / Relaxation/ Meditation
Noel Bannister is a professional composer and musical arranger based in Crowborough, E.Sussex (UK). He has an international reputation as a pianist, having played all over the Northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to Casablanca.
In Search Of Peace presents 47 minutes of relaxing music ideal for healing, meditation and soothing after a tough day. Within each of us there is an inner silence which, given the many distractions of modern day life, is sometimes difficult to access. This music represents an antidote to the hectic lifestyles most of us lead, a journey of the imagination to a place of inspiration, healing and inner peace. A calming and tranquil backing for video or film and ideal for background music when entertaining or dining with friends.
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