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Jazz 04/05/2015

Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist, Amanda Cohen Premieres Her New CD "A New Standard"

Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist, Amanda Cohen Premieres Her New CD "A New Standard"

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Amanda Cohen is not a newcomer to the bright lights of worldwide concert stages. Her new CD "A New Standard" is a cross-over project that she has dreamt about for years and its unveiling is an exciting musical adventure. Cohen brings forth the magic by crooning and belting timeless classic standards with a contemporary groove with traces of jazz, rhythm and blues embroidered with flavors of country all with a powerhouse big band weaving a colorful tapestry around Cohen's vocals with rich textures and rhythms. The way Amanda approaches her vocal style on this project is all her own, bringing her signature sound to a new standard in the belief that this platform will springboard her to reaching a new generation of listeners.

"I hope I have created a warm spot in the music that reaches inside and takes you to your own very special place," states Amanda.

Cohen pays homage to the Great Legends in music history. The project features signature songs by Frank Sinatra, (Birth of the Blues & That's Life) Tony Bennett, (I Left My Heart in San Francisco) Sophie Tucker, (Some Of These Days / After You've Gone) Judy Garland & Al Jolson, (Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody) Patti Page (Tennessee Waltz) Jane Froman, (With A Song In My Heart and I Believe) Al Jolson & Jimmy Roselli, (Let Me Sing and I'm Happy).

"A New Standard" was recorded at the Tracking Room recording studio in Nashville where artists such as Barbra Streisand, Willie Nelson, U2, Kenny Chesney, Amy Grant, Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift and hundreds of others have also recorded. The world-class masterful ensemble of musicians that backed her quest are noted as some of the best first-call musicians in Nashville, TN. creating a wonderful synergy that combined Amanda's lifetime work as a recording artist and entertainer.

Producer Buddy Hyatt, offered his original song "When Does The Hurtin' Stop" which was an inevitable collaboration that resulted in an emotionally charged recording that is sure to touch the hearts of many.

"You are the real deal and I know people will love this album as much as I do," says producer Buddy Hyatt

"With A Song In My Heart" a personal favorite for Amanda, was a request of her late mother who had asked her to record one day. Amanda delivers the poignant and touching lyrics with a heartfelt dedication honoring the love she has for her mother.

The talented team who shared their artistry with "A New Standard" are Executive Producer ~ Paul Cohen, Producer / Music Director/Orchestra Arranger/Piano and Organ ~ Buddy Hyatt, toured with TOTO, as well as produced or played with such artists as: George Jones, Lee Greenwood and many others.

Horn Arranger ~ Jim Hoke, Horn Arranger for such artists as Burt Bacharach, Boz Scaggs, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick, Jr., Sheryl Crow, John Legend and Stevie Nicks. Electric Guitar ~ James Mitchell, Acoustic & Nylon String Guitar ~ Bobby Terry, Bass Guitar ~ Jim Hyatt, Percussion & Drums ~ Garth Justice, Backup Vocals for "I Believe" ~ Renee Martin & Micah Roberts, toured with Faith Hill, Engineers ~ Buddy Hyatt, Kelly Schoenfeld, Owen Lindaman, Jared Clement, & Zach Allen, Mastering ~ Duncan Stanbury, Groove Mastering, New York.

"Amanda Cohen is a wonderful singer, this album is terrific, you've got to hear this." ~ Dick Robinson, American Standards by the Sea, Legends Radio, 100.3 FM, Palm Beach, Florida

"Your CD is a fine piece of work. You really have a great way with these songs and a lot of style. Good luck with getting the record out there where it deserves to be." ~ Jim Hoke, Horn Arranger

Prior to the recording of "A New Standard", Amanda learned her craft with a lifetime of recording and performing in many genres of music. She has come full circle back to the standards that was chosen for her to sing by her music mentor and vocal couch in the beginning of her career.

"Amanda is a well seasoned vocalist who has a rich texture that echoes the essence of the American Songbook with a fresh interpretation of some of the greatest songs of all time," says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.

Amanda Cohen's Standards Show is currently booking the 2015 - 2016 calendar for festivals, charitable events, big stage, intimate stages, and galas with accompaniment from a trio to a full orchestra.
Be sure to capture Amanda's feature on The Jazz Network Worldwide at https://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com. For bookings and purchasing be sure to visit Amanda Cohen's official website at https://www.amandacohenmusic.com.






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