LOS ANGELES (Creativity in Music) - The smoky and soulful vocals of Cincinnati's Ms. Jaz are highlighted on her new live CD " Me Too Live" recorded in concert at the prestigious Chez Nora's "Rooftop
". Ms. Jaz is backed by her stellar band helmed by musical director and bassist Kerry Jordan. The CD features a great live version of the title track which is a Ms. Jaz original. Plus, Ms. Jaz performs exciting takes on classic songs such as "Boy From Ipenema" and Sade's "Sweetest Taboo".
Radio stations and listeners can go to www.msjaz.com and www.cdbaby.com/cd/msjaz2 for CD ordering and all Ms. Jaz info. Ms. Jaz plans to tour extensively in 2006 and 2007 and she will be doing a Northeast press tour in September to promote the new CD.
Contemporary/Smooth Jazz and Soft R&B are the styles of music you will hear when attending a Ms. Jaz performance. Be it a festival or indoor venue, you will feel as though you are sitting front row at a national concert.
Smoky and smooth are the words used to describe her vocals. Named among the "Top Ten Jazz Albums" in British Columbia in 2003, and named by Cincinnati's Citybeat Magazine as one of the "Top Local Artists to Produce a CD on A National Level", Ms. Jaz rose to popularity with her 2002 CD release "Chances".
A Cincinnati based vocalist and writer; she has performed in various cities across the nation. She has shared the stage with such artists as jazz great Gumbi Ortiz, percussionist for guitar great Al Di Meola.
Many have compared her smooth vocals to the great Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Phyllis Hyman and Anita Baker. Ms. Jaz performed background vocals live in concert for Phil Perry, Windham Hill's hot vocalist at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center and opened for Regina Belle at the 1999 Applause Magazine Image Maker Awards Gala, Bobby Blue Bland, Marion Meadows and Pieces Of A Dream. 2004 was her debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as the featured artist on a Jazz Cruise sponsored by the CSO.
She has been featured regionally with Cincinnati's own "JAMSET" a group comprised of session and touring musicians who have played and opened for such acts as Roy Ayers, Jean Carne, Ronnie Laws, Pieces of a Dream, Phil Perry, Regina Belle, and most recently Bobby Blue Bland.
In addition to Jazz, she performs Adult Contemporary, Blues, and Motown.
Jaz is no stranger to live theatre. As a member of Cincinnati's Amethyst Ensemble, she received leading roles in numerous live theatre productions.
Jaz's first single was released on the "Essence of Now" Record Label December 15, 2001. Her first released CD, "Chances" was recorded on the D'Mar Entertainment Record Label.
Presently, the Ms. Jaz Fan Club is growing with membership circling the globe. Jaz is being marketed internationally with sales in the USA, Japan, The Netherlands, Italy, Australia, British Columbia, Canada, Germany and The United Kingdom.