LYN STANLEY RECEIVES LOS ANGELES METRO AREA’S LARGEST JAZZ STATION KKJZ-88.1 PROGRAMMER’S AWARD FOR FEMALE JAZZ VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAUL LEVINE NAMES LOS ANGELES SINGER
LYN STANLEY AS FEMALE JAZZ VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 2018.
LOS ANGELES, CA: Saul Levine, fifty-year veteran programmer for public radio station California State University, Long Beach’s highly regarded KKJZ-88.1 FM radio (and also former iconic jazz station KBCA) names Los Angeles based vocalist, Lyn Stanley as his Female Jazz Vocalist of the year for 2018. This coveted Programmer’s Award by Mr. Levine is in recognition “..for the achievement of releasing three incredible recordings, 1) The Moonlight Sessions, Volume One, 2) The Moonlight Sessions Volume Two, 3) London Calling-A Toast To Julie London and 4) an upcoming rare vinyl master Direct-To-Disc recording (released in May 2019) entitled London With A Twist- Live At Bernie’s.
Mr. Levine notes that Ms. Stanley’s recordings “…are a revival of some of the greatest hits ever produced for Broadway Shows and Hollywood movies. They are chestnuts deserving to be reintroduced to the America public. The great American Songbook lives again with the added benefit of ‘State Of The Art” recording techniques thanks to Lyn Stanley.”
LONDON CALLING – A TOAST TO JULIE LONDON REVIEWS:
Quote from KKJz-88.1 Global Jazz, Inc owner Saul Levine:
” Lyn-I have been in radio for 60 years. I have heard most of the great recordings of all time.I have met with hundreds of the great artists of all time.
Your “London Calling” is so wonderful that I am placing it with the all time great recordings in that perspective.
Saul Levine “
“I love the album and feel it is an all time winner.”- SAUL LEVINE, KKJZ
From Artie Butler, legendary composer and arranger.
“Hi Lyn, Terrific CD. Really terrific. I LOVE LOVE LOVE “Goody Goody”. I think that this CD is going to be a successful one for you. “Sway” is also great. I was good friends with Norman Gimbel who wrote the lyric. He just passed away last week. Great job Lyn really.
Audiophile reviewer, John Crossett III -4.5/Music and 5.5/Sound To read full review click here.
Broadway World critic, Don Grigware: click here for review.
THE MOONLIGHT SESSIONS, VOLUME TWO ONE OF THE BEST AMERICAN SONGBOOK RECORDINGS, OF THIS DECADE
I AM RE-LISTENING TO THE MOONLIGHT SESSIONS VOLUME TWO.
AND EVERY ASPECT OF THE CD IS PERFECTION. THE CHOICE OF SONGS
BRING BACK SOME OF THE BEST STANDARDS OF ALL TIME, SOME OF WHICH HAVE BEEN TOO LONG NEGLECTED, THE MIX, THE MUSICIANS,
AND THE INCREDIBLE DELIVERY BY LYNN STANLEY MAKE THIS CD, IN MY OPINION, ONE OF THE BEST AMERICAN SONGBOOK RECORDINGS, OF THIS DECADE.
FIVE STARS ***** THE MOONLIGHT SESSIONS VOLUME ONE-Review by Grady Harp
“Lyn Stanley redefines what a ‘song stylist’ is-“
Wildly popular Southern California vocalist Lyn Stanley’s new project ventures into new musical territory with her creative approach to American music. This time, she’s borrowing from the classical composers–Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart, and Ravel to breathe a new excitement into a few jazz standards like you’ve never heard them before. This series begins with this Volume One. She has also added songs to this special project from the country and pop genres and added arrangement twists with jazz applications that modernize them as they delight your ears. Lyn delivers every song with the finesse and confidence of a veteran song stylist – and she is only a few years into her vocal career.
The ensemble is Lyn Stanley – vocals, Mike Garson – piano, Christian Jacob – piano, Tamir Hendelman – piano, Chuck Berghofer – bass, Ray Brinker – drums, Bernie Dresel – drums, Joe LaBarbara – drums, Luis Conte – percussion, John Chiodini – guitar, Chuck Findley – trumpet, Rickey Woodard – tenor saxophone, Bob McChesney – trombone, and Hendrik Meurkens – harmonica.
The tracks are as follows: All of Nothing at All, Willow Weep for Me, Moonlight Serenade, My Funny Valentine, Embraceable You, Why Don’t You Do Right, Girl Talk, Crazy, Close Your Eyes, How Insensitive, Break It to Me Gently, and In the Wee Small Hours.
The lady steams with talent and surrounds herself with the very best musicians and arrangers in the business. A total Winner!-June 2017