IN THE SEA: an intimate and sensual, musical adventure. A 40-minute voyage of 10 songs that traverse the beauties of Judeo-Spanish folk melodies, the fancies of Kurt Weil German Cabaret and the soul of traditional Spirituals as well as the music of Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman and Torontonian, Kevin Quain. With musicians Tania Gill (The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Saint Dirt Elementary School, Deep Dark United) on piano, harmonium and melodica and Andrew Downing (The Great Uncles of the Revolution, Melodeon, Jane Bunnett, Moe Koffman) on bass and cello, this World/Cabaret debut for Aviva Chernick is a music collection must have.
Aviva Chernick is a singer whose work over 10 years as a performer with a theatre and modern dance background informs all the artistic work in which she now engages. Her musical experiences have included a broad range of genres; Baroque, musical theatre, Middle Eastern, Sephardic, jazz, gospel and improvised music for dance. She works as a Cantorial Soloist where she lends her voice to Jewish spiritual practice throughout Toronto, Canada. She is also the lead singer in the world fusion ensemble Shakshuka(lightstonemusic.com). Her passion is Judeo-Spanish music and she is presently focusing on the creation of a new music project that uses this folk form as a launching point for her own sound. Aviva’s concert series, Wine, Woman and Song, is an evening of World Cabaret music performed in concert halls as well as intimate club settings. This album is the series brings together all of Aviva’s varied musical interests into one evening.
Aviva has played with many of Canada’s leading jazz and world musicians including Andrew Downing, Tania Gill, Chris Gartner, Aaron Lightstone, Angela Hammar, Sundar Viswanathan, Chris Mckhool, Jeffrey Wilson, Mark Inneo, Ernie Tollar, The Sisters of Sheynville, Levon Ichkhanian, Debashis Sinha, Victor Bateman, Kevin Quain, Tony Quarrington, Kevin Laliberte, Edie and Lenny Graf.