In her long-awaited debut album, All Blue, Keri Johnsrud creates a cool, indigo feeling, a mood of jazz and cocktails, city lights and smoky cafes. This exciting new singer brings us an eclectic assortment of songs, each humming with an urban pulse, dynamic and fresh, yet tinged with a world-weary sophistication. As a third-generation musician, born to a musical family in rural Iowa, Keri draws inspiration from her small town roots while communicating a finesse cultivated in Chicago clubs and lounges. With her subtle, casual delivery, Keri celebrates the universal nature and freedom of jazz by saluting well-known standards and re-imagining classic country and modern classical works. Supported by a superb group of versitile and talented musicians, she contributes her distinct and honest voice to the vibrant future of this music.
"She seamlessly sings Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” to the beautiful and distinctive melody of Miles Davis’s “All Blues.” The melding works wonderfully, as does Johnsrud’s cool and casual delivery throughout this project. Johnsrud’s duet version of “But Beautiful” with (Ari) Seder is just that. A low-key, laid-back beauty." - Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes
“Keri Johnsrud has a unique and appealing voice. Sweet, clear and understated, but the girl can tinge it with blue more naturally than many of the female vocalists trying for that vein... A very nice debut from a singer with an appealing combination of talent and taste.”- Brad Walseth, JazzChicago.net