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Vocalist Whitney James takes her rightful place among today’s great jazz singers with her stunning debut album, The Nature of Love. James blends a singer’s sensitivity to lyrics with an instrumentalist’s command of phrasing, melody, and timbre. The album’s ambitious program of material includes classics from the Great American Songbook such as Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin’s “Long Ago and Far Away” and Irving Berlin’s “How Deep Is the Ocean,” as well as challenging jazz tunes such as Benny Golson’s “Whisper Not” and Jimmy Rowles’s “The Peacocks.” James doesn’t just sing a tune,she creatively engages it

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!

Read "You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast fell on the day of the Grammy awards and included new releases from vocalists Catherine Russell and Tierney Sutton respectively, composer Miho Hazama, pianist Beegie Adair and trombonist Jennifer Wharton, with birthday shout outs to Natalie Cole, Anne Marie Moss, plus a few jazz treatments of songs by Carole King in the fourth hour ...

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News: Performance / Tour

The Palladium Theatre Presents Live From New York: Jazz Vocalists Michelle Walker, Whitney James And Emily Braden

The Palladium Theatre Presents Live From New York: Jazz Vocalists Michelle Walker, Whitney James And Emily Braden

The Palladium Theatre Saturday, March 14th at 8pm The Palladium at St. Petersburg College 253 5th Ave N Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 Three adventurous new voices in jazz come together for one night in the spirit of collaboration of standards, re-imagined pop tunes and original music. Vocalists Whitney James, Emily ...

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Article: Album Review

Debbie Winter Quartet: Red Song

Read "Red Song" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Classically-trained British vocalist Debbie Winter, formerly a member of Shifting Sands, makes her solo debut with Red Song. The recording may be brief, just 20 minutes, but in that time, Winter's quartet creates a rich and intriguing musical atmosphere with moments of breathtaking beauty. Winter co-wrote the songs with pianist and arranger Aidan ...

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The Nature of Love

Label: Damselfly Productions/Stir Stick Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Tenderly; Whisper Not; A Timeless Place (The Peacocks); Long Ago and Far Away; My Love Is You; The Very Thought of You; How Deep Is the Ocean; Be Anything; In April.

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Article: Album Review

Whitney James: The Nature of Love

Read "The Nature of Love" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


It is more than likely that Whitney James was born to sing, proving once again the Latin adage (relating, albeit to poetry), that poeta nascitur non fit. And it was probably only a matter of time before she was discovered. Happily there was not that long a wait, for here, on The Nature of Love, is ...

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News: Radio

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 22, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 233 247 -14 0 56 1 7 2 1 3 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 221 257 -36 4 63 1 5 3 3 8 John Stein Raising The Roof (Whaling City Sound) 194 182 ...

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Article: Album Review

Whitney James: The Nature Of Love

Read "The Nature Of Love" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


The Nature Of Love is singer Whitney James' debut, although the maturity and sophistication of her performance makes this hard to believe. Across an intriguing set of songs James demonstrates an impressive vocal range and a command of phrasing and intonation that usually come only with years of experience. James' voice is expressive ...

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News: Radio

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 15, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 3 2 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 257 221 +36 6 58 1 4 2 1 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 247 246 +1 1 55 1 6 3 8 7 John Stein Raising The Roof (Whaling City Sound) 182 ...

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Article: Album Review

Whitney James: The Nature of Love

Read "The Nature of Love" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Taking the step into professional jazz singing can be a test, but the challenge is gracefully overcome in this debut, The Nature of Love, by the young female singer Whitney James. In fact, it is hard to believe that this is James' first recording. The sculpted lines of her sensual, smoky voice could be mistaken for ...


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