Composer, pianist and songwriter BRENDA WARREN brings to her compositions an improvisational approach featuring elements of classical, pop and new age music. Her music creates special moods insinuating an emotive and autobiographical feeling in each piece. AS YEARS GO BY, Brenda's second CD release, showcases her talents as a solo pianist and creative artist.
CHILDHOOD DREAMS was Brenda's debut release from which she received airplay throughout the world. Her music has been featured in several television programs and she has composed the score for three documentary films
Brenda began playing piano at four years old and at age eight began her musical journey at the Detroit Conservatory of Music. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Music from San Francisco State University. After graduation she perfomed her improvisational piano works throughout the Bay Area. She also co-wrote the original musical comedy BREAKFAST IN MARIN which was nominated for a Cable Car Award for best original musical.
Primary among Brenda's influences are Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Erik Satie and Keith Jarrett. She was profoundly inspired by Keith Jarret's solo piano improvisations on The Koln Concerts. Her music has been called "evocative" "soothing""haunting" and "joyful".
"Brenda Warren, music to listen to in those moments when you need a bit of romance to remember the beautiful moments of life."
Blade Runner, lostfrontier.org
"As Years Go By" is an album that transpires sensitivity from all its pores"
Hector Jordan, Amazing Sounds
"Warren's conncection with her piano creates beautiful songs that convey deep passion for music and life."
Mara Applebaum, New Age Retailer
"As Years Go By" is an intensely moving exploration of the depths of the soul."
Kathy Parsons, Solo Piano Publications
"A beautiful gem of a piano recording...touching and evocative"
"A quiet feast of beautifully expressive solo piano pieces"