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Jackie Lopez

Just a few notes is all it takes for audiences to be captivated by Jackie's soulful and sultry voice. A self-taught singer she started performing at the age of 9 in her hometown of Chicago, IL. As a vintage jazz singer she delivers a glamorous performance full of old hollywood sparkle and glam. Her musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline, Michael Buble, Billie Holiday, & Selena to name a few. In 2015 she appeared in an LGV10 commercial scatting alongside actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt & HitRecord team. Jackie breathes new life into every iconic american standard, swing, latin and pop song she performs

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Bianca Pittoors

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Bianca Pittoors, a French-Canadian from Winnipeg, Manitoba, grew up in a family that offered her a rich variety of musical, cultural and artistic experiences. As a teenager, Bianca headed East and began to pursue with passion and dedication her dreams of forging a singing career. Many years later She is now a seasoned and polished performer. Her dynamic approach to music incorporates her love of mainstream and traditional jazz along with contemporary influences that range from Sting to Charles Aznavour and Burt Bacharach. Always passionately dedicated to the idea of artistic growth, Bianca has reinvented herself over the years, developing along the way a dynamic and tuneful “retro jazz” repertoire. Bianca sees music as an ongoing and never ending educational, and spiritual, process

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Wayne Powers

From jazz vocalist/bandleader to actor/comedian/radio talk show host, it's easy to see why Wayne Powers is often referred to as a “renaissance man”. Wayne started out as a “boy singer” in New York nightclubs at age 16. “I wasn’t very good,” he freely admits, “but you’ve gotta start someplace – and I grew up with this music inside me – in my heart and soul – and treasure it enough to gladly do whatever it takes for me to live inside the music. You see, when I was growing up we couldn’t afford a piano (and we had no room for one, anyway). so I just learned to play the human voice.” Persistence paid off as Powers eventually studied in New York with renowned vocal coach of the day, Fred Steele, mentor to Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Eddie Fisher and widely credited with helping restore Tony Bennett’s voice

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Corinne Mammana

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Praised by JazzTimes for “superb technique”, American jazz singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist and bandleader Corinne Mammana is passionate about preserving the music of the past while placing her own personal spin on the American Songbook, as well as popular tunes from the past few decades. With creative arrangements sung in a sophisticated and soothing style, fans have described Mammana’s voice as a cross between Norah Jones, Jane Monheit and Stacey Kent. Her debut EP “Under an August Moon” (2016) received national praise and an interview with AXS who said, “Mammana loves the music of the past, but she just might be the voice of the future.” The EP celebrates the Great American Songbook via a four-song collection of jazz standards from the 40s and 50s, as well as contemporary songs. In 2019 Mammana opened for Grammy nominated jazz singer Cyrille Aimée

Album

Torch Songs

Label: Iva Ambush
Released: 2001
Track listing: Please Send Me Someone to Love*; Skylark*; The Frim Fram Sauce*; My Favorite Things*; Lover Man#

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Article: Album Review

Iva Ambush: Torch Songs

Read "Torch Songs" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Recorded from a live performance at Amherst College Iva Ambush and group run through a short play list of five standards. Despite the implication of the album's title, Torch Songs, not all of them are, e.g. “The Frim Fram Sauce" and “My Favorite Things". With no liner notes, it's hard to tell what the singer had ...


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