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Celia Berk

Celia Berk is a Bistro, BroadwayWorld, MAC, and Margaret Whiting Award-winning vocalist with two critically-acclaimed albums (her debut, You Can't Rush Spring, and the 2017 LaMott Friedman Award-winning Manhattan Serenade). Celia has attracted attention from some of the most prominent champions of The Great American Songbook since coming onto the NYC scene. Rex Reed said she's "one of the best singers I've heard in a long time." Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times that “Ms. Berk makes you feel about New York the same way a Cole Porter song makes you feel about Paris.” Celia's recordings are played around the world and are available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and Pandora

Jorge Cariglino

GUITARIST: Jorge Cariglino is a jazz musician, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer. He was born in Buenos Aires where he studied with the most outstanding jazz musicians of the Buenos Aires scene, he developed his musical skills creating his own style based on the natural fusion of jazz with its cultural environment of the Rio de la Plata movement. He is an eclectic composer who, due to his long career, covers different styles but always with a very refined aesthetic and following the great stream of the jazz guitar masters, such as Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. His guitar playing is fluid, virtuous, strong and his sound is warm and clean

Scot Lee

Audiences have been thrilled with performances on the cruise ships Queen Of The West, Columbia Queen, and Cunard Line cruise ship Coronia. Records are being played on Spotify and other Internet radio. ...repertoire includes some favorite songs made famous by Count Basie, Harry Connick Jr. and Tony Bennett. As a songwriter Scotty will trick your memory with original songs that sound just like a Schubert tune with a Gershwin touch. Sit Back and enjoy the soft jazzy style of Scot Free, inspired by the great singers of the 30’s and 40’s. You’ll enjoy an evening of jazz reminiscent of smoky piano bars and saloon singers.

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Dan Wilensky

Dan Wilensky was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to Berkeley the following year. Music was in the air at the Wilensky house: every family member played at least one instrument, and family jam sessions were frequent. He began piano lessons at age 8 and saxophone the following year after hearing the {{m: Duke Ellington = 6521}} Orchestra perform at Berkeley High School on a field trip. Dan flourished in the rich school music program created by Herb Wong, Dick Whittington, and Phil Hardymon, and also studied with BHS grad Steve Elson, and his teacher, Hal Stein. As a teenager, he street played, performed with schoolmates {{m: Benny Green = 7196}}, {{m: Craig Handy = 7385}} and {{m: Steve Bernstein = 23487}}, gigged with local bands, attended jazz clinics, won top honors in various competitions, performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival three times, and was a guest soloist with the Woody Herman Orchestra

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Seal: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

It shouldn't be a surprise that Seal would take on the American songbook, with a baritone that was made for classics like “Autumn Leaves" and “Love for Sale." Born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel in Paddington, England, the singer, guitarist and composer rose to fame with his global hits, and Grammy-winning songs, “Crazy" and “Kiss From a ...

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Tom Matta Big Band: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Jack Bowers

What's in a name? After all, a big-band jazz album by any other name would sound the same. On the other hand, it should be pointed out that as the versatile Tom Matta has chosen the name Standards to define his second album as leader of the Chicago-based Tom Matta Big Band, only three of the ...

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Lloyd Cole: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Doug Collette

Lloyd Cole and his band the Commotions were one of the few bright spots of rock and roll in the Eighties, his fetching melodies and sly lyrics woven in and out of understated musicianship via semi-detached vocals. Since then, Cole's often moved into realms that belie his arch persona, such as Sinatra-styled orchestration, but Standards carries ...

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Albert Vila: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Just because a record doesn't have many surprises doesn't mean it must be predictable or prosaic, a line of thinking for which Albert Vila's Standards makes a good case. The Barcelona-based guitarist delivers a program of well-known material from the likes of compositional giant Cole Porter, saxophone legend John Coltrane, piano icon Bill Evans and other ...

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Tcha Limberger - Herman Schamp: Guitar Duo: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Sometimes it takes people a few extra revolutions of the earth to catch onto the art of certain musicians. The stunning repertoire of the young Gypsy multi-instrumentalist and composer, Tcha Limberger is a case in point. A prodigious talent from his very early years, when he performed with the family band Di Piotto's, Limberger has made ...