Donna Greenberg, the Toronto-based singer, songwriter and lyricist is celebrating the release of Mav’rik, her second CD. Mav’rik is an eclectic mix boasting of 12 original songs composed by the chanteuse herself. Mav’rik showcases Greenberg’s heartfelt, yet powerful lyrics in four languages with haunting melodies, brought to richness with consummate musicians, producer and musical director, Jordan Klapman’s arrangements and the orchestrations of Tony Quarrington.
Mav’rik is romantic and a must on CD players this upcoming Valentine’s night. The CD crosses boundaries by boldly jumping genres -- salsa, lullaby, Celtic folk, tango, swing, bossa nova, and more, all in one album. In the tradition of the 20th century popular songwriters, Greenberg the songwriter brings this musical craft full-circle for the new millennium.
This versatile artist disarms you with her warm, soothing voice, innate musicality and a dramatic flair that captures the soul of any lyric -- her own and others.
Prior to realizing her dream as a singer/songwriter, Greenberg was an accomplished choreographer, dancer and dance filmmaker. Her early influences included jazz, opera, classical music, musical theatre, and liturgical music. She graduated from The University of Toronto with a BA in English Literature. She continued her education with extensive musical training making her a sought after classical solo artist who performed in five languages, a skillset reflected in Mav’rik.
A Tribute to Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers, was Greenberg’s first foray into jazz, a one-woman show, for which she sang, danced, and wrote. Now, jazz is the mainstay of her live performances. Greenberg has been collaborating with arranger Jordan Klapman since her debut release, Stranger in 2009. Stranger hit the Top 30 chart on CIUT and continues to be played on-air worldwide. Greenberg was named Jazz Vocalist of the Month: October 2010 on Bob Birch Radio in the United Kingdom.
Donna Greenberg’s first love is performing her fresh, original material in addition to introducing audiences to rare and unusual musical finds.