Wall Street Sessions
- Artist: Joani Taylor
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/6/2004
Joani taylor is Canada's first lady of the jazz ballad. She has legendary status in Canada's music circles. ^#^joani has practically lived in television and recording studios. She has sung solo and back up on literally thousands of film scores, commercials, and recordings with artists ranging from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Fairburn, David Foster, to Tom Jones and James Galway, and producing herself as well as other artists. ^#^joani has flown all over the world for special solo performances appearing in Taiwan, San Francisco, and across Canadawith several performances at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and at the Adelaide Jazz Festival in Austraila. ^#^joani was nominated for the National Jazz Awards and the Juno Awards for her fourth CD 'The Wall Street Sessions.' the recognition has been earned and well deserved. She is a prolific lyricist and an excellent vocal arranger. Sending her on teaching tours three to four times a year, Joani's master classes for singers and musicians accompaning singers are compelling, inovative, and very well attended. ^#^her students love her approach and she covers areas of performance not delt with by other clinicians.constantly working on stage ms. ^#^taylor has opened for and performed with a real range of artists from Stevie Wonder and Little Richard, to Lenny Breau, P.J. Perry, Cannonball Addrley, Miles Davis. Don Thompson, Fraser Macpherson, Tommy Banks, Moe Koffman Campbell Ryga, BradTturner, Ross Taggart, Bob Murphy and many other artists. ^#^recently, joani recorded the opening song for a feature film. With influences and encouragement from powerful artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, Sarah Vaughn, Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderly, Joani has become a master of her own style. ^#^it has been roumored that joani's music is included in clint eastwood's personal collection. ^#^as a matter of fact you can clearly hear the impact and influence she's had on some of Canada's best known singers. ^#^you can't miss the power of her spirit when deep into a song. ^#^joani taylor brings to her audience a truly personal and in the moment experience. ^#^this chick singer stirs up a compelling feast of vocal delights that lure and seduce the audience into a jazz buff born again conversion. ^#^joani taylor has arrived. Joani Taylor: Wall Street Sessions Sensational new CD from West Van singer could win Juno for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year It's even money whether Joani Taylor will win a Juno Award Sunday night. But there's no question the West Vancouver jazz singer's album Wall Street Sessions is worthy of recognition. John Goodman email@example.com This is the pinnacle of Artistry. It's a great CD. A marvelous piece of work and long overdue. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Unequivocally 5 stars. There's magic in all these songs. 'The Art of the Jazz Ballad', is hauntingly beautiful. Gavin Walker CITR 101.9FM I loved the Album. The greatest. Arnie Chycoski CBC's "After Hours" named "The Wall Street Sessions" in their Top Ten Outstanding Recordings of the year. Joani is an artist with the guts to experiment and the intelligence to know what works best. She wove enchantment. The Vancouver Sun The work, the will, the passion, Joani is all the things that inspire. Part of her magic is her fine control of nuances; vocals that range from a whisper to a whip. The Toronto Globe and Mail Joani Taylor: Absolutely Joani Taylor (Ballad Productions). Independence suits Joani Taylor to a T., although a major label should pick up his album of distribution. Taylor's at the top of her form and singing straight from the heart. -Renee Doruyter Joani is one of Vancouver's most versatile singers. She can take a song and make you laugh or cry with a simple turn of phrase or change of pitch. She is a master at wringing emotion from her audience. - Joan McIntyre Wall Street! What a fine record. Great singing, good tunes, a band that cooks. i think there's plenty of airplay just waiting for this CD to get out. Maurice Hogue, host of One Man's Jazz CKUW 95.9 Winnipeg. Add to this classic beauty the experience and originality of Bob Murphy and you have an original, fresh take on these wonderful standards. Together their music remains exquisite and it sounds to me very much like the love has remained.' P.J. Perry Taylor-made.
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