Wednesday, September 30, 2015

June Bisantz

"Most captivating of all is Bisantz, a gifted singer with a warm, bright, intensely vibrant voice and marvelous offhand timing.  She navigates fast complicated melodies with sensuous feline ease. Her voice is a revelation, caressing and velvety, but electrically alive." Eric Levin, People Magazine


“June masterfully recreates the soft, lyrical, intimate singing style of Baker.Her pure, beautiful, voice with expressive intonations envelops the listener and immerses one in an imaginary jazz club atmosphere...” Leonid Auskern, Jazzquad.ru, Russia
“To say this is good is like saying that Ella Fitzgerald is just an OK singer. June has a voice only God gives a very few. Just listening to her is such a pleasure. Move over Ella, Sarah and Diana, a new voice has emerged.” Barry Rosen, WHCJ-FM - Georgia
“A impressive offering from June Bisantz. It's got the Chet Baker cool - emotionally connecting on every level. Track selections continue to please and requests keep coming from faithful listeners always looking forward to new arrangements of favourite standards.” Helen Simons, The JazzXpress Caravan, Brisbane Queensland, Australia Jazz 4Zzz102.1 FM
Bio
Musician and visual artist June Bisantz has co-written and produced several collections of vocal jazz, all of which have received national and international attention.  The artist’s previous CD “Let’s Fall in Love”, inspired by the legendary Chet Baker, received widespread recognition and led to a tour of Japan in 2012 and appearances at concerts and jazz festivals, including headlining at New England’s renowned Litchfield Jazz Festival in 2013.  She has performed and recorded with a number of distinguished jazz and pop musicians including Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Lou Soloff, Jerry Neiwood, Mike Stern and Will Lee, and her music has been celebrated in People Magazine, USA Today, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz Magazine, and many others.
Her new release “It’s Always You”, Volume 2 of the Chet Baker Project, is an impressive collaboration with pianist  Alex Nakhimovsky, guitarist Norman Johnson, and trumpeter Gabor Viragh. The CD has been well received nationally and internationally, and its title cut “It’s Always You” reached #34 on the FMQB Adult Contemporary National Airplay charts.