Monika Ryan, award-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter, is celebrating her latest album, Playfully
. Featuring eleven original tracks, Playfully
is a spirited celebration of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness,” says Monika Ryan. She is joined by a trio of veteran collaborators—Steve Einerson
on piano, Rene Hart
on bass, and Alvester Garnett
on drums—adding depth and emotion to each song. Recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound studio by Chris Parks, Monika Ryan has made it her most ambitious album to date, having produced the entire album, from writing to arranging, to mixing and mastering. “I wanted to personally oversee the entire listening experience,” adds Ms. Ryan.
The album will be released on Resensitize Records, preceded by four singles, in order, Let Me Love The Whole Of You," on June 26th, 2023, followed by Slipping Out," on July 11th, then Keepin’ It Light, Keepin’ It Mellow," on July 26th, and finally Living Thoughtfully," on August 10th. The complete album releases on August 25th and will include the additional songs, Grow Where I’m Planted," I See It In You," I Found That Place," You’re Magic To Me," We’re Here," Reason To Be Happy," and Whole And Resounding Love."
Fans can get a sneak peek by attending her live performance of Playfully
at The Cutting Room in New York City on June 26th, 2023. Tickets are on sale now in limited quantities through Eventbrite.Get Tickets HerePlayfully
combines thought-provoking lyrics with classic jazz writing, and contemporary arranging. Playfully is available for pre-order now at resensitize.com
, and streaming on August 25th, 2023.
For more information about Monika Ryan and her upcoming album, Playfully
, visit monikaryan.com
June 26, 2023The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd St.
New York, NY 10016
“Ryan caresses the lyrics of each song with a measure of emotion and taste making for a vocal jazz album that's a pleasure to hear. Though there are moments of swing on this session, make no doubt about the texture of the music, this is a genuine album of light jazz that appeals to the lighter side of one's musical DNA. .Classical love songs voiced by a superior singer and backed by a top-notch cast of players, makes this vocal jazz album, a must for those who appreciate the genre.”—Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
“[Monika Ryan's songwriting]... is both impressive and memorable. Her voice, with its slight buzz, has the unique sound one hopes for in a jazz singer... the entire project radiates with the presence of a talent with a major future.”—Don Heckman, LA Times