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JAZZBIRD/SONGBIRD


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JAZZ has a new “It Girl”… Anna Wilson is finally “fading into view,” to quote the Jazzbird/Songbird chanteuse and the poignant lyric from the album’s focus track “Polaroid. After recording five studio albums, becoming the queen of the jazz vocal duet on her critically acclaimed Countrypolitan Duets album, achieving status as an award-winning ASCAP songwriter whose works appear on over 7 million RIAA certified records, and lending her philanthropic spirit through music in her partnership with Habitat For Humanity International via her song “A House, A Home” that appeared in the charity’s public service announcements and received over $5 million in free advertising worldwide, this dynamic and diverse songbird has much to sing about.

Her new album Jazzbird/Songbird, (Transfer Records), is a modern day approach to old school record making, when albums were created as a complete thought and experience for the listener from beginning to end. Wilson embodies her inner Jazzbird early on in the sequence by penning original vocal jazz songs as well as paying tribute to the past by recording some of her favorite cover tunes. However, her Songbird gets a chance to boldly sing throughout the project as she shines a light on her ability to craft a lyric that has significant impact inside the context of her jazz-tinged vocals and arrangements.

“This album is a real evolution for me as an artist. It was a challenge to marry the jazz singer in me with the pure songwriter in me. I really wanted to write a jazz based singer-songwriter album that was musically influenced by my love for vocal jazz and melody, but was also lyrically impactful with songs that make people think, feel and find their own experience inside them. When I decided to bookend the album with two cover songs that have been huge influences, Gershwin’s “Little Jazz Bird” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird”, it seemed like the perfect way to build the journey that is this album.”

Listeners will experience Wilson’s journey from jazzbird to songbird as subtle, engaging and effortless as she weaves her soulful, vulnerable and richly textured voice over ten gems that will have you celebrating a passion for jazz, while drinking champagne on a summer’s day, to fondly remembering the shadow of a smile through a life well lived. Jazzbird/Songbird is a body of work that will have Anna Wilson singing…forevermore.

 

TRACK LISTING

  1. Little Jazzbird (George & Ira Gershwin)
  2. Champagne (Wilson/Powell/Gargiulo)
  3. Show Me Love (Wilson/Keys)
  4. On A Summer's Day­­ (Wilson/Franzel)
  5. The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel/Webster)
  6. Inconsolably Blue (Wilson/Franzel)
  7. Polaroid (Wilson)
  8. How Do You Measure a Life? (Wilson)
  9. While The Music Is Still In Me (Wilson)
  10. Songbird(Christine McVie) 

To view ANNA’s LIVE PERFORMANCE EPK please click here:

https://vimeo.com/51771131

CURRENT HAPPENINGS & HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Currently co-producing a concept record called “A Nashville State of Mind” which features country artists re-imagining the songs of Billy Joel to commemorate his 50year anniversary of being a songwriter.
  • Currently has a song that she co-wrote called “Unchanged” (performed by The Eli Young Band) on the soundtrack CD of the new Nicholas Sparks movie, “The Best of Me”.  The soundtrack releases Oct 7, 2014.  The movie hits theaters nationwide on October 17, 2014.
  • Wilson is an award winning ASCAP songwriter for co-writing one of the most performed country songs of 2009, All I Ever Wanted, (Chuck Wicks –RCA).
  • Anna was awarded an RIAA Five Million Certification Award for her Lady Antebellum co-write, “If I Knew Then,” that appears on the band’s mega-hit release, Need You Now.
  • She has penned songs for other top artists like Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Ann Womack, and Chris Cagle to name a few.
  • She serves on the Board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
  • A member of NARAS and serves on the board of the Nashville Songwriter Association International (NSAI).

FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit: www.annawilson.com

 


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