12 emotionally charged tunes about love, sex, conquest, relationships, kids, loss, and friendship. Different rhythms convey these emotions through jazz-latin-funk, salsa-bolero, tango, bossa, swing, rumba, ballads… All executed with extreme artistry by the band composed of Rocío Guitard on Vocals, Greg Sankovich on Keyboards,Jerry Burdick on Bass, Moises P. Monk on Saxes, Alan Hall on Drums, Michaelle Goerlitz on Percussion, and Russell Bond on Percussion and general Sounds.
Composed by Moises P. Monk and partially by Rocio Guitard.
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I have been getting a LOT of support lately from my friends at radio stations everywhere. Thank you to my friends Massimo Cocci and Jose Antonio Nieto at Radio Radio Network, to DJ Walker for the awesome interview he did with me for GrooveSuite, and Mike Regensburger for the interview on KUR. A special thanks to my friends over at JazzNet247 radio; not only did I have the honor of recording a whole bunch of voice overs for all their awesome stations, but also got a phenomenal album review by station producer Wes Gillespie, which you can read right here. JazzDance will also be featured by Mark Stanley on SoundTraxx with CD giveaways (no matter where you are in the world), so tune in!
"To provide the X Factor to such an established and creative musical artform as jazz, you need to have a sound understanding of the genre, a resolve and thirst to research the project, and above all, the talent to deliver it. Rocio Guitard has all of these in abundance; if you are a fan of 'real jazz' and its heritage, step on to the floor and enjoy this 'JazzDance'." - Wes Gillespie, JazzNet247
"One of the best female jazz vocal projects currently out there." - Mark Stanley, SoundTraxx
"This collection of re-fashioned jazz standards uses lush and inventive arrangements that are at once expansive and yet economical, serious yet possessing moments of wry humor. But let's not lose sight of the most important aspect of the CD: Ms. Guitard's absolutely virtuosic singing. Just listen to the half-dozen distinct tonal qualities of her voice on her version of the swing era classic "Sing, Sing, Sing", or the hushed focus behind "Harlem Nocturne", or the scatting throughout the disc, and you'll get what a major vocal talent she is." - Michael Smolens, Second Sight Music
"Few other singers could put on such a display so successfully. (...) Throughout JazzDance, Rocio Guitard shows that she is quite a powerhouse, one who has a wide range, a beautiful voice, and the intuitive ability to be a major jazz singer. This set is highly recommended." - Scott Yanow, author of ten books including The Jazz Singers, Swing, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76
"Rocio Guitard is an extremely creative and exciting vocalist on the jazz scene today. Her innovative arrangements and wide spectrum of expression stand heads above the army of typical jazz interpreters. Listen to her." - Jeffrey Wood, Fantasy Studios
"Breathlessly agile, wonderful, and brilliant." - Sueddeutsche Zeitung
"An amazing artist." - Mark Phillips, Ultimate Audio
"Rocio Guitard is what music is all about." - Joe Kelley, WVOF