Satin Dreams, Armi Grano's freshman effort has created a buzz in the Vancouver market in 2000 . It is highlighted by Armi's sensual voice and smooth easy delivery of popular and standard songs. The album produced by Juno award winner, Mark Hasselbach has established itself firmly in the hearts of buyers as it was consistently ranked among the top 5 independently released albums according to figures released by HMV. "Satin Dreams" is currently enjoying airplay in Mexico, USA and Canadian radio stations.
This stunning jazz vocalist is always busy entertaining her fans in sold-out shows. In Vancouver, Canada, Armi is a favorite at leading clubs and hotels such as The Pan Pacific, The Westin, The Four Seasons, The Crowne Plaza, Fairmont Vancouver Hotel and The Sheraton. However, Armi's vision is international. Originally from the Philippines, Armi expands her performances to international shores. She has been known to grace stages throughout Asia, including Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Manila. Adding to her appeal and diversity, she is able to captivate audiences by singing in five different languages including Spanish, English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Filipino. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Nancy Wilson, Sergio Mendes and Dakota Staton, which have helped her to develop her own blend of music featuring an exciting mix of Latin, pop, swing and jazz influences.
Armi works hard to give back to the community. She is often involved in fund raising events such as the B.C. Children's Hospital Telethon, Basics for Babies, CIBC Run for the Cure and United Way Campaign. Part of this philanthropic focus manifested in Armi being featured in the "Look Good Feel Better" magazine of the CCTFA, which came out with the August 2001 and 2002 issue of Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Flare magazines. You can read more about this wonderful cancer program for women at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.ca.