Jazz vocalist Simone Kopmajer delivers holiday wishes from across the world with her latest release "Christmas." Her new sixteen-track release provides your holiday listening with many well-known classics like "Santa Baby," "Jingle Bells" and "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." Simone also brings you songs from her homeland of Austria with "Leise Riesely Der Schnee" and "Es Wird Scho Glei Dumpa." She is also joined by singer Viktor Germot on the swinging melody of "Baby It's Cold Outside"," before warming your heart with the beautiful harmonies of "The Most Wonderful Time," featuring Anna Catharina. The tempo slows down for the gentle, elegant ballad "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and the bossa-nova beat of "Feliz Navidad," before delivering a couple more Austrian holiday classics, "Is Finsta Drausst" and "Silent Night/Stille Nacht." To find out more about Simone Kopmajer and her new "Christmas" album, please visit simonekopmajer.com.
Fellow jazz vocalist/lyricist Michaela Steinhauer is preparing to release her new album "Changes And Choices" on January 15th. It features nine tracks make up the concept album that is part free-form improvisation and part planned to create a narrated story set to some stellar jazz music. The album begins with the seven-minute jam session sounds of "Me, Myself And I," as Michaela skat-sings her way around the song's instrumentation. Her voice soars on the building emotions of "Why Is She Still Here," while "Choices" allows you time to dive deep into the beautiful piano work of Roman Stolyar. Saxophonist Alexey Kruglov delivers an energetic solo to "Moving," which give the lyrics that boost of passion as Michaela continues her story. She finishes her new album with the energetic, chaotic touch of "Nothing New Under The Sun" and the positive vibes of "She Smiles." To find out more about Michaela Steinhauer and her latest release "Changes And Choices," please visit michaelasteinhauer.com.