“a truly gorgeous vocal album...the girl can flat out sing!” - Eric Cohen, Music Director - WAER (Syracuse, NY)
“DeLeo's ballad singing is truly inspired...This is a wonderful album that features a delightful voice, imaginative arrangements, and a group of musicians who perform with total musical cohesion.” - William Grim, www.allaboutjazz.com
"From beginning to end The Nearness of You is a winner and Sarah DeLeo's silky voice will leave you wishing for another 48 minutes of her music." - Tristan Smith, www.jazzreview.com
“Many will find this disc exceptional.” – C. Michael Bailey, www.allaboutjazz.com
Sarah DeLeo's debut CD, The Nearness of You, is an up close and personal look at a talented young vocalist who brings her own personality and perspective to a pleasing program of classics from the Great American Songbook. Accompanied by a first class cast of musicians, including her coproducer Brian Charette on piano, David Cook on Fender Rhodes, Chris Bergson on guitar, Mark Verdino on bass, Diego Voglino on drums and Chuck Mackinnon on trumpet, DeLeo breathes new life into these wonderful songs with a pretty voice and a distinctive delivery that makes the words she sings seem like they were written just for her.