EVER BEEN IN LOVE? VEGAS 1965
The 60s were perhaps the most desirable time to live in Vegas. The music was beautiful...the songs actually had a melody and the words had a story line to them. A Star was a STAR. Think Bennett, Torme, and Ms. Cleo Lane. Canadian artist Karina Zorn knows how to sing and musically transport you to a place that no longer exists - a place where a closed-eyed listener can relate, relive and visit for a while.
Karina's debut CD Through These Eyes is a repertoire of Jazz influenced songs that challenge and absorb her, and that also have their own longevity. The songs are the story, and she, the exquisite storyteller that she is, completes each word alluringly touching the sensory system of the unsuspecting listener
Born in Ottawa, Karina inherited her voice from her Austrian opera-singing aunt, further developing skills with childhood piano and vocal training and eventually coaching with Judy Davis in Oakland California, renowned vocal coach to Barbara Streisand Tony Bennett Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. Karina has performed in Japan, the USA, France, Canada, the UK and Austria and possesses the ability to perform in English, French and German. She has sung at numerous European music festivals, special performance for the Austrian ambassador as well as a command performance for the Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II.
The title track, arranged by Rick Wilkins (Order of Canada) and composed by Karina Zorn, honours the other great songwriters who start and finish "at one go" showing just what it takes to write a good song - great lyrics, great melody. Through These Eyes features a startling number of award winning, well-respected and seasoned Canadian musicians namely Guido Basso flugel (Order of Canada, Duke Ellington), Terry Clarke drums (Order of Canada, Oscar Peterson), Mark Eisenman piano (Acoustic Piano of the Year Award), Rob Piltch guitar(Rita Coolidge, David Clayton Thomas), Mike Murley sax (Juno and National Jazz Awards), John MacMurchy clarinet (Cleo Lane, Linda Ronstadt), Dennis Keldie accord/an (Colin James, Jann Arden), Steve Heathcote percussion and Graham Howes additional piano. The CD was produced by Jim Morgan (Juno and Socan Awards) at Acrobat Music Inc. with arrangements by Duncan Hopkins (Jazz Du Prix) and is a collection of fourteen songs of lyrical beauty and exceptional musicality.
Karina Zorn uniquely stylizes a memorable favorite with subtle seduction of phrasing accompanied by airy nuances and enunciation. She allows the song to envelop her and in doing so, effortlessly transforms the song into a story. Singers are a dime a dozen yet truly great voices are one in a million; Karina Zorn is one of them. Deservedly, the launch of Through These Eyes is being presented a la Judy Davis style...with class. Cheers baby!
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Listen to Through These Eyes at www.karinazorn.com Karina Zorn live at the Imperial Room February 14, 2008, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada