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"one of the top jazz albums of 2013”f -@criticaijazz.com
“Lyn Stanley’s Lost in Romance is her recording debut but, as it is IMMEDIATELY apparent, she is far form a novice. Blessed with a beautiful voice that is both youthful and mature, she believes in the words she sings, pays attention to the lyrics and the melodies and proves to be a superior singer.”
Jazz Critic Scott Yanow, LA
“… MUSICALITY, BELIEVABILITY
STORY TELLING. These are the qualities that have appealed to me the most [… and why I agreed to write the insert
notes to Lyn’s CD]. These are the
qualities that have appealed to me the most in all the many singers I’ve heard
over the past few decades. And Lyn possess all of them.”
- Don Heckman, Jazz Critic
The editorial staff at JazzProfiles only recently received its preview copy of vocalist Lyn Stanley’s latest CD – Lost in Romance CD [A.T. Music 3101], but after listening to Lyn’s superb vocal Jazz renditions, we thought we put the accompanying press release information out “as is” especially for those of you with ready access to the greater Los Angeles area.
LYN STANLEY'S "Lost In Romance" Album Release & Party
The jazz party will include 13 of Los Angeles’ finest jazz musicians including pianist
Tamir Hendelman, Mike Lang, Llew Matthews, bassists Kevin
Axt and Jim DeJulio, drummer Bernie Dresel and horn-men such as trumpeter
Gilbert Castellanos, trombonist Bob McChesney, and saxophonist Bob Sheppard.
Steve Rawlins serves as musical director. The arrangements are provided by
project's producer Steve Rawlins, Hendelman, Matthews, and DeJulio. Jazz critic
Don Heckman will emcee the tribute to Paul Smith.
Lost In Romance will be available in both CD and 45~rpm LP versions. Available on Amazon.com, CdBaby, iTunes and www.lynstanley.com. The release party is set for August 27 at (doors open at ) at the
and Grill Jazz Club, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd.,
#100, Catalina Bar . For tickets go to here and type in event 415152. Los
You can also call Catalina’s at (323) 466-2210 to reserve your table (two-drink OR dinner minimum plus cover). Advance tickets are $25 for cover ($35.00 day of event). Limited seating.
© -Michael Bloom, copyright protected; all rights reserved.
And here’s what Michael Bloom says about LYN STANLEY'S "Lost In Romance" in his media release:
“Loaded with a sultry voice, musically, lyric connection and great rhythm, Lyn Stanley separates herself from the new jazz singers inundating the market. Don Grigware from Broadway World headlined her as "stunningly beautiful" and having that special "je ne sais quoi" of a star caliber performer.
Lyn really does get rhythm; she was a 2010 USA Pro/Am Champion in ballroom dance champion. Six months later, on February 13, ion, she had her singing debut accompanied by veteran world class pianist (the late) Paul Smith and his Trio, to a packed house at Alva's Showroom in
Paul T. Smith, best known for his long association as Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist/arranger, became Ms. Stanley's mentor along with his wife vocalist Annette Warren. They helped bring Lyn to stage her rich alto tones, elegance, abundant warmth and genuine personality. Since her debut with the Paul Smith Trio, Lyn has since performed at
's Iseman Theater, the Arthur Newman
Theatre in Yale University and the prestigious Palm Desert 's Upstairs at Vitello's in Sterling where she received stellar reviews. Studio City
Lyn was born in
. Her father played jazz piano by ear in
the style of Enroll Garner. Her Grandfather was an opera singer in his
Bulgarian homeland before immigrating to Tacoma, Washington . Growing up in a household playing Judy
Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, America Dave Brubeck, Rosemary Clooney and Frank
Sinatra albums, Lyn found her favorites and trained by singing along. But she
admits her favorite album song teacher was saxophonist, Stanley Turrentine, as
she prefers to lean from instrumentalist over other singers.
Lyn's debut album Lost In Romance, was conceived with the thought of bringing jazz back to its roots in dancing. The album features 15 tracks around the theme of the ins-and-outs of love with arrangements by
Tamir Hendelman, Steve Rawiins, Llew Matthews, Jim Dejulio
using dance tempos and rhythms. The album features 13 of Los Angeles' finest
jazz musicians in four different trios, A second version of the album entitled
"Jazz in the Ballroom" will be remixed and marketed to ballroom
dancers worldwide. The album has been critically acclaimed as being "one
of the top jazz albums of 2013" -@criticaljazz.com
For order information please go to Lyn's website where you will also find videos and album details.”
Here’s an audio-only track of You Go To My Head that features Lyn along with Bob McChesney on trombone, Mike Lang on piano, Jim DeJulio on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums.