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Jan Shapiro: Piano Bar After Hours

Read "Piano Bar After Hours" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Professor and former Berklee College Voice Department Chair Jan Shapiro does make it into the studio occasionally. Her previous recordings include Read Between The Lines (Self Produced, 1997), Not Commercial (Self Produced, 1998) and Back to Basics (Self Produced, 2006). Shapiro's fourth recording, Piano Bar After Hours continues where she left off with Basics, presenting a stripped down version of jazz vocals performed in an intimate duo format with her favorite pianists (save for Al Jarreau's “Tell Me" which is ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jan Shapiro: Piano Bar After Hours

Read "Piano Bar After Hours" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Jan Shapiro is best known as an educational fixture at Berklee College of Music. She arrived at that venerable institution nearly three decades ago and she's shaped countless voices and careers in the intervening years, serving as teacher, role model and, for more than a decade, head of the vocal department in Berklee's Performance Division. Her focus on the future purveyors of the arts has occupied a great deal of her time over the years but, since the late ...


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