She, like the child in Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child", has got her own. ~ Kymyarda Croomes/Okinawa, Japan
Powerful. Riveting. Sultry. Mere words can only capture the refrain of her awesome talent. Maria Howell is much more. She is the ballad of beauty and elegance. The melodies flowing from the petite vocalist are truly amazing. While casting a spellbinding smile, she mesmerizes her captive audience with incredible harmonies and rhythms.
Howell's signature film performance as the choir soloist in the movie "The Color Purple" was quoted by one critic as being "one of the film's most stirring moments!" Her rendition of "God Is Trying to Tell You Something" was memorable for all who saw it, but the offerings of the all-grown-up Maria are truly unforgettable, eliciting more stirring moments, one after another.
This week, Maria is the featured artist on The Jazz Network www.thejazznetwork.ning.com. Her latest recording is "Acoustically Yours". Song selections are featured on The Jazz Network. For more information - visit www.mariahowell.com