Featured this week on the Not Just Jazz Network, international jazz vocalist Lana Gray releases her new CD “The colors of my soul”.
Internationally renowned multi-culturist, jazz vocalist Lana Gray releases her new CD “The Colors Of My Soul” on the Not Just Jazz Network to a worldwide audience.
Jazz vocalist Lana Gray brings a myriad of cultures to her musical flavors. Having traveled to many countries such as Senegal, Vietnam, Italy, Corsica and the United Kingdom one can only imagine the blend she possesses in her multicultural coloring of songs. As a uniquely styled chanteuse Gray
draws her repertoire from her original compositions as well as, jazz standards, blues, pop, and Brazilian popular music.
Having studied at the Bill Evans Piano Academy in Paris, Lana expanded her musical horizons as a vocalist, melodist and poetic songwriter. Lana’s inspirational love of music is culturally rich, embodied by her favored literature and past and present life experiences.
Gray currently appears on stage at several well-known venues in Paris such as the Sunset-Sunside, the Marcounet Riverboat, the 38’Riv, the Jazz en Touraine and Jazz à Louviers Festivals. Brilliantly accompanied by pianist Philippe Baden Powell de Aquino, percussionist Thomas Delor, and bassist Patrick Laroche collectively deliver a great night of jazz. When the pandemic of the coronavirus is over Lana seeks to perform in Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide.
“The colors of my soul” recording has captured superbly Gray’s velvety, delicate and powerful dynamics complemented by her band Amina Mezaache on flute, Roland Seilhes on Saxophone and flute, and Franck Delpeut on trumpet.
“I wanted a CD recorded with my own compositions and arrangements, so I'm proud to have been able to produce it all by myself with gorgeous musicians. I can’t help thinking of Paolo Coelho’s quote in the Alchemist, "...And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it says, Gray.
Lana channels her listeners to the great standards of Billie Holiday and other influences by immersing herself in a story-telling world of enchantment. Her ability to convey her authenticity translates to the likes of a consummate artist.
“Its an honor to be featuring Lana Gray’s new CD project for it has an international flair that will be appreciated worldwide. I know her goals to be entertaining audiences
on global stages will be in her future, she’s got something special to share” says Jaijai Jackson creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide and the Not Just Jazz Network.
“The colors of my soul” can be purchased at these various online music outlets:
To learn more visit Lana’s official website at https://www.lanagray-jazz.paris.
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