Clara Lofaro, One of the Stars of StreetcredMusic's Documentary Film.

Clara Lofaro: The Year of 'CLo' is 2012. Her career is in liftoff mode right now. On the verge of an explosion of her hit single and video 'Just Smile' and the self titled CD 'Clara Lofaro', CLo will join Gio Moretti, Yula Beeri and Greta Panettieri, in this blog's documentary film about unsigned artists in New York City.

...when you are in her presents, you understand her talent, it's just a 'light' a sort of 'beam' that she projects. This photo catches it! A wonderful lady, and a great friend!

....here are some of her thoughts on this movie.
...I asked for her reasons for being part of the project... 

 #1 For Pete because he "gets it," he truly believes in and is moved by my music and does everything in his power to help artists like me be heard.

#2 Because after trying to be what I "should" be for so long personally and musically, I've finally gone back to living and making music in a way I feel is sincere and wholly me. I am doing what brings me joy in life and hoping it is contagious. I think that is a worthwhile message to share with anyone, no matter who they are or what they do. There is a power in being who you are and letting your voice be heard. It's liberating. I want to share. :)
...we will be shooting with Clara on April 27th in Brooklyn and Manhattan....and her big show at the Canal Room, May16th!!     Can't wait!!


He Said~She Said...Dave Brubeck~Aziza Mustafa Zadeh.. Both "Take Five"

If there is a more universal jazz tune than "Take Five" what is it?
I continue my battle of the musical sexes with the Brubeck classic.

Pianist Dave Brubeck, pioneer of progressive jazz, inventor of time signatures, leader of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, who have to this day the #3 all time top selling jazz album "Time Out", and is truly a living legend, goes first...
...listen to the Maestro, composer of the classic "Take Five"
Got that? You ready to travel through another dimension now? A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind?
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, is the pilot, hold on and don't look down. She's Streetcred's #1 girl!

....fasten you safety belt, and please, for your own safety, remain seated....

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Pavarotti, Lara Fabian...Take on, "Caruso"

Two virtuoso's attack the same legend. Two different approaches, two different backgrounds, but
the result is magnificent in both versions!

I only listened to him live once-my bad. I had many opportunities. His voice went through me like an organ in a huge atrium. It lingered it seemed forever in the air, each note was a cloud that drifted by and had it's own life. Perhaps like a smoke cloud, the notes just faded as seconds past.

....enjoy the maestro!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8A61eY1Efg

I have seen her twice, spoke with her both times, I hope to get to see her next fall, if the dates match up!! She literally lives every song, a spirit from within her takes her performance over.
Her voice? No words describe what I feel when I am in the same room with her music. She tackles ALL the difficult tunes... no she attacks them with a passion, and wins them over! I love her!

....enjoy the Angel's spirit...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT82udt6j8M&feature=related

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Kimberly Gordon, The CD is "Sunday"

Sunday's are special on the North Side of Chicago. They are owned by Kimberly Gordon!
Her weekly gig at the Green Mill is a wonderful mix of classic jazz presented in a warm and hospitable format by the Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio, guest artists, and a few tunes from other genre that Kimberly selects to give the nights a taste of quality music and fun!

Kimberly has a CD available now called "Sunday" on which she gives the listener a taste of what a Sunday night is like at the Green Mill. Once you have seen her live, you will need a copy of the CD.
It will take you back to her live show and let you recreate the great time you had!

The number one cut on the CD is the title tune "Sunday"...a silky smooth rendition of the classic.
Kimberly tells you how her week goes.. "after payday, that is my fun day, I get my groove on Sunday,
that is the day....when I'm with you!  Chris Foreman organ and Andy Brown guitar round out the trio and take a few bars to themselves on this one and make a swingin' success.

"I Sold My Heart to the Junkman"...What a great tune and Kimberly talks it to you with a sass and complete control of the lyric, she makes it a story worth listening to!
Andy Brown's guitar solo is a treat! Then Kimberly finishes the tune with the attitude the writers wanted, sad but not finished! She'll "never fall in love again"...

"Bein' Green" ...Joe Raposo's tune written for Kermit the Frog, and previously recorded by Lena Horne, is done here by Kimberly and it's by far the best rendition I have heard. This seems like a simple tune for a puppet, but it's much deeper and profound and Kimberly gives it the respect it deserves as she delivers the message. What a great arrangement!

Ten tunes in all on this entertaining disc. "So Danco Samba"  "I'm Confessin"  "I'm Beginning to see the Light"  "Ordinary Fool"  "Robbins Nest"  "Dream a Little Dream of Me"  and "Love You Madly"
complete the listening pleasure.

Kimberly is a delight, the trio is wonderful, the Green Mill on a Sunday night is worth the trip.
...and the CD hits the mark for "keeping the music alive".

You can also catch Kimberly on Saturday nights at the Peninsula Hotel, in Chicago.

You can, no you should get the CD here: http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=92512

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