Donna Kimura

Donna Kimura

The tagline for Sylvia Bennett’s new CD, Smile, is "songs we love with a twist to make you smile." The twist comes by way of the Latin flavors she adds to a well-cho…
Let’s face it. The bassoon has never been the glamor instrument in the band. If anything, it’s been more like a character actor, serving to make the stars look good and to …
Vocalist Sara DeLeo would have fit in nicely swinging with a big band in the ’40s or playing it cool with a hip little jazz combo in the ’60s.Lucky for us, all he…
Vocalist Laura Hull’s new CD, Take Me Home, gets its title from the Tom Waits composition that closes the collection.The song is one of the high points of …
Vocalist April Hall has released her first jazz CD, Fun Out of Life, a 12-track album of classic jazz numbers.Hall, who has been singing in jazz clubs in B…
In a world crowded with holiday music, pianist and composer Pamela Hines gives us something new. Make that nine new original songs for the Christmas season. It’s a nice …
Vocalist Monique Danielle enters the jazz arena with Smile, a new CD loaded with jazz and pop standards.The Kansas City native sounds like an old pro, turn…
Kat Parra makes a strong case that she is one of the freshest, new voices in Latin jazz by following up her critically acclaimed debut album with an outstanding sophomor…
San Francisco Bay Area-based vocalist Karen Blixt aims for variety and delivers a strong sophomore release with Mad Hope.An innovative singer, Blixt plays …
In these days when people want things done quickly, results immediately, vocalist Kris Gayle reminds us to relax and enjoy the ride.Her latest effort, 8 a.m
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