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Album Review

Bethany Smith Staelens: The Big Band Theory

Read "The Big Band Theory" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Jazz vocalist Bethany Smith Staelens may not be such a recognizable name in the jazz world today but, with the release of The Big Band Theory, Staelens' recording debut seems to affirm the hypothesis that one terrific singer, an eighteen-piece big band, and a wonderful selection of music equals a swinging session of big band jazz vocals and instant notoriety.

Staelens is gifted with a marvelous contralto-alto voice that she has employed throughout her career as a nightclub ...

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