Jazz and Bossa Radio

Jazz and Bossa Radio
Jazz and Bossa Radio

viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2008

Artista da Semana - Robin Aleman (Dezembro 28- Janeiro 3)


“Robin Aleman is a name to remember,” says Jazz critic Scott Yanow and audiences agree. A native of New York, Robin Aleman’s smooth vocals have been engaging audiences for many years.

Robin’s debut CD, entitled Tonight, was released in 2005 to critical acclaim. Jazz Improv Magazine dubbed the CD “…a promising debut from a talented jazz singer.” Jim McElroy of JazzReview.com writes “Her voice draws you in and surrounds you with an emotional blanket of sound that has a wide range of depth and texture to it.” The CD features classic standards by a wide variety of songwriters: Brubeck, Jobim, Monk and Ellington, to name a few. Robin's natural sense of timing serves her well on a couple of odd-meter arrangements, as evidenced on "Tea For Two" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come". Hidden gems are rediscovered, as with "All Through the Night" by Johnny Mercer & Arthur Schwartz, which on this CD is combined with the Cole Porter tune of the same name.

In addition to working with her own jazz quartet, Robin performs with a Latin band. Of Puerto Rican heritage, salsa music was always playing at family get-togethers. The repertoire for the band encompasses many Latin styles, including salsa, Brazilian jazz and classic boleros.

A faculty member at the Singers Forum in NYC, Robin teaches private lessons in voice. She also enjoys work as a studio singer and voice over artist.

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