Zara McFarlane’s debut album, 2011’s Until Tomorrow, came garlanded with rave reviews and a MOBO award nomination, and heralded a major new talent in the world of British jazz. The follow-up, also recorded for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, is a more ambitious collection that draws from many more influences: from the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae.
Ulita Knaus is a female jazz vocalist who comes from Hamburg, Germany. "Expressive and impressive, versatile and with perfect pitch, seductive and melancholic, clear as a bell in the higher register and warm in the deeper notes, all that and more is the voice of Germany’s most talented female jazz singer." - extract from her profile on MySpace
The word "chanteuse" is often bandied about. De Biasio is probably the textbook definition: dark, sensual, jazzy. Steeped in the heritage of jazz singers, her first album "A Stomach is Burning" is a moody, sparse jazz poem in shades of blue.
Kris Bowers, a native of Los Angeles, began studying piano privately at the age of nine. Beginning his formal lessons in classical music, Kris found it hard to concentrate on just one genre as he was surrounded by the sounds of old school R&B and Funk at home, and the Hip- Hop and Pop of his generation.
"This woman's got the goods. Stardom awaits." - Billboard Magazine On the heels of her most commercially successful release to date, Janita returns with her highly anticipated new album, Haunted. The latest in an already acclaimed discography, Haunted is helmed by an artist with the courage and determination to evolve--not only out of artistic desire, but personal necessity.
Nadia Mladjao, better known by her stage name Imany, is an Afro-soul singer. She was born in the French Comoros Islands in 1979. From the Comores, her 'stage name,' ' Imany,' means 'Faith,' in Swahili.