Jazziz praised Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad (pronounced Bah-Jee Ah-Sahje) as "a virtuoso of the highest order" while Guitar Player pegged her as "fearless!" Wonderland, her second for Deutsche Grammophone is not only an album fantasy and hope; it is also a plea for some sanity in this insane world of ours. The CD touches on many taboo topics including rape, prejudice, child prostitution and loss of cultural identity.
Jessica Bailiff is an American singer-songwriter from Toledo, Ohio. Her music is largely classified as slowcore, although it contains elements of post-rock. It is essentially a droning, experimental style of slow-tempo music which coalesces textured, blurry and surreal sounds with immersed vocals. her most recent release is a 4-track ep, recorded with Annelies Monseré. This was released as the cd 'untitled ep' by 'Jessica Bailiff & Annelies Monseré' www.brainwashed.com/jb
1) An American teen singer signed to Motown in the 1960s.
2) An Australian pop and country singer. 1) Recording for Motown as Little Lisa, she was the daugher of The Lewis Sisters. Later she recorded as Lisa Miller (her real name) and Leeza Miller. Her only release under her own name was the album Within Myself on Canterbury in 1968. The album only got a promotional pressing however, at it wasn't widely available until the Sundazed reissue in 2010. She continues to perform and scored a #4 hit in Brazil in 1983, singing on Sergio Mendes' "Never Gonna Let You Go".
Born in Milan and raised in Monaco by Turkish and British parents, Brigitte moved to London in 1996, and after studying at Goldsmiths College-where she now leads vocal and jazz improvisation workshops- and completing the Jazz Postraduate course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she recorded her debut Album "Prelude to A Kiss" (FMR) with a first class band including Ingrid Laubrock-tenor sax, Barry Green-piano and guest vocalist Anita Wardell. The album received rave reviews and extensive international and national radio play.
Jessica Hilda Mauboy (born 4 August 1989) is an Australian singer and songwriter who rose to prominence on the fourth season of Australian Idol in 2006, placing second behind winner Damien Leith. Since Idol, she has released two solo albums which were certified gold and platinum respectively. She has multiple singles from her second album "Been Waiting" that have charted extremely well particularly the #1 single "Burn", "Running Back" and "Because". She was one of the support act for Beyonce Knowles on tour "I Am..." along with US Singer and Rapper, Flo Rida.
The Swingle Singers (1962-present) was a vocal group formed in Paris, France with Ward Swingle, Anne Germain, Jeanette Baucomont, and Jean Cussac. The group, directed primarily by the eponymous Ward Swingle and accompanied by bass and drums, produced complicated, technically impressive covers of anything from modern classics (The Beatles) to classical music (Tchaikovsky, Beethoven) to opera (Rossini). Their arrangements are often informed by jazz harmonies and stylings. Other influences included Nat King Cole, various smooth singers and pianists.
(1) Face is a female singer from the UK, bringing luscious vocals to many broken beat/nu-jazz tracks, working with highly acclaimed producers like 4 Hero, Mondo Grosso and Domu. http://www.myspace.com/faceuk (2) Face is a nationally recognized all-vocal rock band bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using the full range of sounds that the voice can produce, including vocal percussion or “beat-box,” Face performs rock, pop, funk and upbeat jazz. No other instruments or special effects – just six guys.