March 2013 CD of the Mont
Thu January 23, 2014
March 2013 CD of the Month
Jackie Ryan "Listen Here" Open Arts Productions
Jackie is a native of the San Francisco suburb San Rafael and still makes the Bay Area her home. Unlike other gifted singers with a range of several octaves, Ryan doesn’t engage in theatrics, she uses her voice an instrument, applying her wide range to color the song and captivate the listener, perhaps the best at that since Sarah Vaughan. Jackie has always kept in touch with her roots with frequent trips to Mexico to visit with her sister, cousins and other family members. CNN TV en Español devoted an entire 15 minute segment to Jackie which was broadcast on television worldwide. After an encounter with vocalese master Eddie Jefferson’s band, she was inspired to write lyrics to previous instrumental songs and record them in a vocalese style, utilizing these tunes for further improvisations while performing live. March is Women’s History Month and our choice this month is by a woman making history, her CD just finished a run as Jazz Week's number one most played album for 4 consecutive weeks. After you have heard Listen Here you might be sharing this recording with others telling them to listen here!
Click here to see an 11 minute clip on the making of Listen Here.
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