Piano Brings Back Memories: Franzel and Wilson

March 31st, 2012


Singer Anna Wilson from Nashville and pianist Jeff Franzel from Manhattan, N.Y. warm up Tuesday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

...When jazz artist Anna Wilson was searching for the right songwriter, Franzel’s name was mentioned. It’s been a match made in heaven ever since they met....

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Country and jazz to shake hands when Anna Wilson takes stage

March 29th, 2012

Midland Reporter-Telegram
March 22, 2012

By Georgia Temple
Entertainment Editor
Singer Anna Wilson found her place in music by merging her present with her past.

“I grew up with my mom playing piano in the house, and her repertoire was largely the Great American Songbook and road tunes so I really got that sense of melody and style,” Wilson said in a telephone interview with the Reporter-Telegram. “As I got older and pursued other genres, I moved to Nashville to be a songwriter and a country artist, I thought. By being around that world and doing it for a while, I realized that wasn’t what suited me best.”  READ ARTICLE

Rascal Flatts Talk Opry Membership and Duet Projects

October 5th, 2011

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by Chuck Dauphin, Nashville  |   October 05, 2011 3:30 EDT

..."Easy" was not the only collaboration from Rascal Flatts in 2011. They also were a part of Anna Wilson's Countrypolitan Duets release, adding their harmonies to "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me," with Ray Price.

"We're huge fans of Ray Price to begin with, but Anna Wilson is a dear friend," Jay says.  Her husband and I write together all the time. He told me 'We're doing this project,' and we love in Anna and believe in what she's doing. It was a wonderful idea to meld jazz and Country together. We were excited to be a part of it."...

Countrypolitan Duets receives 4 Star rating

September 22nd, 2011

Country Music People reviews Anna's new CD, Countrypolitan Duets and gives it a four-star rating!
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Countrypolitan Duets named one of the Most Interesting Things of 2011-2012

September 21st, 2011

Nashville Arts & Entertainment 
2011-12 Edition

Mention Anna Wilson's name around town and you will likely hear, "THE Jazz singer."  Arguably Nashville's most acclaimed jazz singer, Wilson has produced a unique musical offering this year fusing  a little bit of country and a whole lot of Jazz in her new project, Countrypolitan Duets.  The word "countrypolitan" originated as a Nashville sound--a type of country music engineered by Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley incorporating string sections instead of banjos and fiddles.  It was revolutionary then and remains so now.

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Tour: Kokopelli Farm (Private Acoustic Show) in Franklin, TN

April 15th, 2011

Kokopelli Farm (Private Acoustic Show)

A Jazz Singer Teams With Nashville’s Finest-NPR

April 9th, 2011

Anna Wilson and Connie Smith on NPR

Anna Wilson and Connie Smith are interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition, April 9, 2011
Visit the NPR Site to hear this interview and select songs from Countrypolitan Duets.

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by NPR Staff

Patsy Cline probably never imagined that "Walkin' After Midnight" could sound quite like it does on a new CD called Countrypolitan Duets.

Jazz singer Anna Wilson, working in collaboration with country group Lady Antebellum, twists Cline's original from a bouncy country ballad into a full-throated swing number. Wilson has brought together an A-list roster of other country music performers to reinterpret classic songs with a touch of jazz.

Anna and Matt Dusk on Good Day New York – April 5, 2011

April 5th, 2011

Anna Wilson & Matt Dusk: MyFoxNY.com

Tour: Anna Wilson at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN on May 9, 2011

April 3rd, 2011

May 9 2011 - 7pm
Nashville TN - 3rd & Lindsley
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Entertainment Weekly showcases Countrypolitan Duets

March 31st, 2011


Reviewed by Mikael Wood | Mar 30, 2011

Details Release Date: Apr 05, 2011; Lead Performance: Anna Wilson;
Genre: Country; Production: Music World


The Nashville jazz singer gets help from local heavyweights on Countrypolitan Duets' big band country standards: Lady Antebellum lend creamy harmonies to ''Walkin' After Midnight,'' while Ray Price himself shows up on ''You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.'' Yet they're all outsung by American Idol's Matt Giraud, who thrillingly channels Ray Charles on ''You Don't Know Me.'' B