June Bisantz Evans is a visual artist and musician, who has co-written and produced several albums of original jazz, all of which received national attention. She has recorded with distinguished jazz and pop musicians such as Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Lou Soloff and Will Lee. Reviews and articles about her work include People Magazine, USA Today, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz Magazine, Sound Choice, High Performance Review, New York Newsday, the Boston Globe, the Hartford Courant, the Hartford Advocate and the New York Native.
Her new release "Let's Fall in Love" is a collection of jazz ballads based on the vocal music of legendary trumpet player Chet Baker. The CD features Alex Nakhimsovsky on piano, Norman Johnson on guitar, Genevieve Rose on bass, Greg Caputo on drums and Gabor Viragh on trumpet and flugelhorn.
Here's what reviewers say about June Bisantz Evans:
"Most captivating of all is Bisantz, a gifted singer with a warm, bright, intensely vibrant voice and marvelous offhand timing. She navigates fast complicated melodies with sensuous feline ease.
Her voice is a revelation, caressing and velvety, but electrically alive."
Eric Levin, People Magazine
"Bisantz has a smoky sound reminiscent of Phoebe Snow's early records.
She achieves an offhanded hipness on this loose happy set."
Niel Tesser, USA Today
"Bisantz' vocals are compelling, seductive and clever".
David Okamoto, JazzIs Magazine
"Bisantz might remind you of Anita O'Day in the cool hip flippancy of her delivery and the sure way she handles lyrics. She has a casual, witty insouciance."
Ray Murphy, The Boston Globe
"Refreshing and memorable - June sings with an assured flair".
Cash Box Magazine
"Bisantz' voice calls to mind Phoebe Snow - when she is in her higher register, one thinks of Flora Purim."
KP, High Performance Review
"June has a strong and flexible voice that allows her to efortlessly maneuver leaps in the melody."
R. Iannapollo, Sound Choice
"The gorgeous voice of June Bisantz creates a smooth jazz/pop crossover mousse."
The Boston Herald
"Bisantz' voice is pure honey, consistently clear and strong and smoky for effect when needed. Her timing's perfect, and she has lots of personality."
Jayne Keedle, The Hartford Advocate
Other available recordings from June Bisantz Evans include:
"That Was Then", a compilation of original jazz vocals and
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", a jazz influenced holiday CD.
As a visual artist Bisantz Evans has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her recent work is being presented in the public realm on billboards,city buses and on movie theater screens.
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