Anna Wilson soars to new heights with new LP ‘Jazzbird/Songbird’

November 1st, 2014

PITlogo(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.
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BLOGCRITICS.org Sings Jazzbird/Songbird Praises!

October 1st, 2014

bc2MUSIC REVIEW: Indie Roundup – Jeff Ellis, The Villains, Anna Wilson

(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’s song featured on the new Nicholas Sparks Movie – “The Best of Me”

September 27th, 2014

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.

The Best of Me SoundtrackClick here to read more!

 


Jazzbird/Songbird – Midwest Record Review

September 27th, 2014

logoBeta1Anna's forthcoming record "Jazzbird/Songbird" is already
receiving rave reviews like this one form the Midwest Record Review:

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.

http://midwestrecord.com/MWRBlog.html


Anna Joins Habitat For Humanity Women Build

June 17th, 2014

Women Build LogoAnna 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.


New Olympic Single “SPIRIT” on KSL5

February 18th, 2014

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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


SONG TALES!

August 9th, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN - August 5, 2013 ---Anna Wilson, along with long-time husband/producer, Monty Powell have launched a new tour called SONG TALES!  It will be an intimate, acoustic singer-songwriter style show with an unusual twist that highlights the songwriting prowess and compelling vocal performances of husband/wife team, Monty Powell and Anna Wilson.  Powell performs his string of country hits made famous by Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw and others, while giving an insider’s look behind the curtain by telling humorous and moving stories about the songs and the artists he works with.  Wilson’s sultry jazz vocals shine a light on Great American Songbook standards mixed with her own original jazz compositions that pay tribute to the Tin Pan Alley era.

In addition, each Song Tales performance will be highlighted by an unprecedented and unique feature, as Powell and Wilson will compose an original song written specifically about and for each community they visit.  The content of each song will be created around the stories, anecdotes, historical information, and tall tales provided by the members of each community, via a Facebook page that has been set up specifically for the tour (www.facebook.com/songtales).  As a result, each market visited will have a world premier of their very own “song tale” brought to them during the evening’s performance that engages their local community and tells their story.

The tour will visit community theaters around the country beginning Fall, 2014 through Spring, 2015.  Stay tuned for the a show near you!

 


A Swingin’ New Year’s Eve Concert!

December 14th, 2012

Come bid adieu to 2012 and ring in 2013 in swingin' style at the St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, UT with Anna Wilson & The Jazz Your Azz Band!  Click here to learn more:  St Regis New Year's Eve


Bluebird & Birdland Show! – November 27th

November 14th, 2012

Bluebird & Birdland Details

Bluebird & Birdland is a singer-songwriter show that highlights the songwriting prowess and compelling performances of husband/wife team, Monty Powell and Anna Wilson.  Powell performs his string of country hits made famous by Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw and others, while telling the stories behind the songs in true Bluebird style.  Wilson’s sultry jazz vocals shine a light on Great American Songbook standards mixed with her own jazz compositions that pay tribute to the Tin Pan Alley era and Birdland tradition.  Together, this talented couple travel all over the world bringing their brand of country and jazz to countless audiences who long for a musical experience that pays homage to the power of a song.

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Mix Magazine “Class of 2012” Studio Design Award

June 27th, 2012

JUNE, 2012 ----Mix Magazine Honors Anna's Recording Studio, the MONTANNA MIX ROOM, with the "Class of 2012" Studio Design Award.

Nashville’s MontAnna Mix Room personal studio, featuring the Carl Tatz Design Signature Series by Auralex and CTD PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol, is chosen as one of the hottest new studios for Mix’s annual “Class Of” Studio Design Issue

 

 

 

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