Jay Ashby-Trombone, Percussion
Leonard D. Traversa-Bass
Martin J. Ashby-Guitar
Michael Urbaniak-Violin ( Track 11)
Recorded live at the Warsaw Jazz Festival 1991
Sound: Digital Stereo
Region Code: 0 Picture Format: 4:3
Specials: All tracks can be selected separately
Running Time: ca .60 min
Brazilian singer Kenia has been characterized by many critics and fans as one of the most unique performers you can hear today.
By waving musical elements of her native Brazilian, American Pop and Jazz, she explores her cross-cultural roots and creates an exciting individual style.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, she reflects the pulse and intensity of her homeland. Her deep tone, which has the infectuous charm of an Astrud Gilberto, and has been described as a „wonderfully expressive vocal instrument that throbs with sultry intensity“ takes its full power in her native language Portuguese but is equally evocative in English.
In fact, it is perhaps Kenia’s ability to apply the English language without losing any of the Brazilian touch that has made her so popular with the world-wide audience.
The DVD in hand documents a live recording from Warsaw Jazz Festival 1991 which perfectly reflects the diversity and charm of Kenia’s music and personality.