(October 31, 2014) –Philadelphia native Anna Wilson first popped up on my radar a few years back with the release of her sublime “Countrypolitan Duets,” an album of jazz-arranged country standards featuring the likes of heavyweights Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Connie Smith and Kenny Rogers. It was an interesting and entertaining project that let the longtime songwriter indulge her jazz side.
(September 30, 2014) – Among the many recent jazz-vocalist recordings I’ve heard, jazz singer/songwriter Anna Wilson’s new album stands out for its mingling of classic jazz sensibility with skillful songwriting. Its title,Jazzbird/Songbird, in addition to naming the Gershwin and Fleetwood Mac songs that bookend the 10-song set, accurately reflects Wilson’s musical identity on this disk and the nature of her art. READ MORE!
Anna has a song called “Unchanged” recorded by country superstar band, The Eli Young Band, on the new movie soundtrack for “The Best of Me” due out on October 7, 2014. She co-wrote the song with two members of the band, Mike Eli and James Young as well as her hit songwriter/producer hubby, Monty Powell.
September 26, 2014 —ANNA WILSON/Jazzbird-Songbird (Transfer Records): Dressing like a dame, sounding like a canary and knowing some old school songs that haven’t been beaten to death by would be thrushes, Wilson sets a mood and a vibe as well as a sound and attitude that pull itself together as a show all within itself. Sophistication with a wink is Wilson’s main métier and she knows how to deliver it as a real gasser. Serving up jazz vocals even a non-jazz vocal fan could love, it’s not quite cabaret, not quite jazz vocal and certainly not easy listening. It’s cool. Wilson has proven herself as a songwriter in the past, here she proves herself as an entertainer. Well done.
Anna will join 60 women in Utah for a Habitat For Humanity Women Build that supports the Weber/Davis Chapter. Each woman is being asked to raise $1000 and help build a house for a family in need. Anna, a part-time Utah resident says, ” I am so happy to be able to support Habitat in Utah. The opportunity to be a part of helping make a house a home for someone is such a satisfying thing. I am honored to join in on a great cause in my new adopted second home.” CLICK HERE to learn more.
Anna’s current olympic inspired single “SPIRIT” was featured on KSL5. The song was inspired by the powerful story of the Women’s Ski Jumping Team and aired the night before their historic debut at the Sochi Winter Games. Check out this link: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=335&sid=28675424