MP3 Irene Atman - New York Rendezvous
A most wonderful and exciting jazz voice, Irene Atman makes an instant emotional connection with her songs that makes it hard not to be moved when she sings.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (48:35) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Jazz quartet
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World Renowned Vocalist Irene Atman Releases new CD titled “New York Rendezvous”
Irene Atman – Vocals
Frank Kimbrough –Piano
Jay Anderson – Bass
Matt Wilson- Drums
Joel Frahm- Saxophone
"New York Rendezvous" is the new CD release from world renowned Vocalist Irene Atman. The new recording features the great Frank Kimbrough on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, Matt Wilson on drums, and Joel Frahm on saxophone.
This wonderful quartet joins Atman here in her personal interpretation of such standard classics as “Taking a Chance on Love,” “Alfie,” & “Time After Time” among others. This recording captures not only one of the rising stars in the world of jazz vocals, but an extraordinary band in the supporting role.
“Irene Atman''s clear articulation is an important factor in her style along with the ability to sing in tune and treat the lyrics with the respect that the composer intended. She does this with the ease of a seasoned performer who has found the essence of jazz vocalization and performs it with professionalism and God given ability.”
-John Gilbert.. California Coast Jazz
“Most definitely some of the best jazz vocals I’ve ever heard.” –Edward Blanco.. Ejazz news
IRENE ATMAN is a fast rising star on the jazz music scene. She''s appeared on the same bill as Tony Bennett, played with the Stan Hiltz Orchestra, recorded with The Boss Brass, performed with Peter Appleyard and Guido Basso and is regularly featured on CBC Radio and Jazz 91.1 FM.
Born in Toronto, Irene is an accomplished pianist and seasoned jazz singer. Her love for classic jazz started early. “I always say, that my greatest inspiration came from my father’s fruit cellar,” she said.
As a child, she brought up a box of old records from the basement and asked her father to play them for her. “Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day. All of the greats”, she recalled. “I just loved them”.
At 19, while studying history and religion at the University of Toronto, Atman credits that time as the official start of her professional career. “That’s when I started singing with the Stan Hiltz Orchestra”, she said. From there, Irene went to the US to perform with some the greats - Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Luciano Pavarotti to name a few.
Irene''s first self-titled CD has received rave reviews from around the globe, getting worldwide airplay and recognition.
Irene just returned from a very successful tour to Australia and Japan to rave reviews with an invitation to go back! In Japan, she performed at the Canadian embassy in Tokyo with Holly Cole, Dion Taylor and Makoto Ozone for a Tribute to Oscar Peterson.
Irene Atman has also been nominated for an Ontario Independent Music Award for the song “Shall We Dance?” from her recent self-titled CD and performed at this year''s Roger''s Canadian Music Week. Irene was also part of this year’s Jazz 91.1 FM Concert Series, as a feature performer for the Tribute to Peggy Lee.
Irene''s second CD - "New York Rendezvous" will be officially released in New York on June 1st of this year. With Frank Kimbrough on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, Matt Wilson on drums and Joel Frahm on saxophone, the early reviews are touting Irene as the next rising jazz star.
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