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Jazz Vocalist Anne Burnell's New CD celebrates the Harold Arlen Centennial

Accompanied by Some of Jazz’s All Time Great Performers

Chicago (January 2005)-Award-winning vocalist Anne Burnell, formerly Anne Pringle, is pleased to announce the January 2005 release of her 3rd CD, BLUES IN THE NIGHT: THE SONGS OF HAROLD ARLEN as part of the Harold Arlen Centennial celebration.

With arrangements by Count Basie Band veteran of 16 years Bob Ojeda, this CD is a standout. Among the musicians accompanying Ms. Burnell on this recording are Ojeda on trumpet, former Frank Sinatra Band trombonist Bill Porter, and Chicago's own, legendary violinist Johnny Frigo.

Composer Harold Arlen was born on February 15, 1905, and wrote many of the great American standards including "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "The Man That Got Away," all of which are given special treatment by Burnell’s velvety voice on this exciting new CD. The disk also includes many of his lesser-known classics like "A Woman's Prerogative," and "Happy with the Blues," which Arlen co-wrote with Miss Peggy Lee.

No stranger to Chicago jazz lovers, Anne Burnell, formerly Anne Pringle, has been performing to sell-out crowds at large festivals and small clubs in the Chicago area for 12 years. She’s been seen at The Taste of Chicago and The Taste of River North, as well as at The Metropole Room (Fairmont Hotel), Toulouse on the Park, Pop’s for Champagne, and Davenport’s Cabaret with her pianist/vocalist Mark Burnell. The Burnell duo have also had successful engagements in New York City at Don’t Tell Mama, Rose’s Turn, and Judy’s*Chelsea, in Amsterdam at Media Café B&W and in Paris at Les Trois Maillets.

The CD will be available at Listen to song clips at

The CD release party will be held at Andy’s Jazz 11 E. Hubbard Street, (State & Hubbard) Chicago Illinois, USA on Sunday February 13, 4pm-6pm.

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  • Artist / Group Name: Anne Burnell
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